A Staten Island, New York nanny has been arrested and charged with endangering the welfare of a child and child endangerment after she was caught on camera repeatedly slapping an infant in her care.
According to an article on Pix 11 News, the mother of the baby girl became suspicious after her 17-month-old son appeared to be very afraid of the nanny when in her presence.
A NBC 4 New York report says that she then utilized a hidden camera in a carbon monoxide detector to record what was possibly going on, and was stunned at what she saw.
In the video, which the mother subsequently posted this past Wednesday on an internet site blacklisting bad nannies, the 52-year-old nanny, Mamura Nasirova, is seen trying to feed the child a bottle and then slapping the baby in the face several times when the child apparently refuses to drink.
In the video, the slaps appear to be hard enough to cause the child’s head to roll to one side with each blow. The baby’s 17-month-old brother, who is present on a sofa just a few feet away, appears unsurprised by the nanny’s physical punishment.
A source told NBC 4 that “…the nanny went looking for another job the day after the parents fired her and that’s partly why they contacted police.”
This footage is the latest unsettling case of a nanny allegedly abusing a child in their care. In October, a 50-year-old nanny was arrested and charged with murder in Manhattan after she stabbed and killed the two children she cared for.
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