A Namibian woman, Annemarie Theron, has charged her nanny to court for child abuse after she recklessly threw her 9-month-old baby in her care into a cot.
The nanny is facing charges of child abuse, assault and attempted murder after she recklessly threw the baby she was caring for into a cot.
Netwerk24 reports that Theron reported the matter at a police station in Namibia, after capturing video footage of her nine-month old daughter Laila allegedly being manhandled by her nanny.
“It was very emotional watching it. I refused to sleep, eat or drink for a couple of days afterward. It’s difficult to imagine how long this has been going on for. I can see Laila is so, so broken after everything,” Theron said.
Theron said she noticed bruises on Laila’s neck and shoulders and suspected all was not well.
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“After that I sat at work, thinking about my daughter the entire day. That’s when I decided to install cameras, so that I could see what was happening when I’m not at home.”
Shocked by what she saw in the video and immediately reported at the police station.
“It was quite a process, as I had to confirm with a mediator what it would mean if I made the recordings without her (the nanny’s) knowledge. The police were initially hesitant about the charges, but wanted to arrest the woman immediately after seeing the footage.”
“I don’t want her near my child ever again, or to pose a threat to other children. What happened was horrible to witness. I realised Laila has nightmares,” said Theron.
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