The mother of a nine-month-old baby is outraged and heartbroken after finding that the child’s nine-year-old nanny has been horrifically abusing her.
The Daily Mail reports that Annemarie Theron installed a nanny cam at her home in a remote corner of Namibia, Africa, after seeing some suspicious bruising on her daughter, Laila. They had also noticed that the baby seemed frightened of the nanny, who had been hired on a recommendations from friends.
And just hours after she and her husband John installed that nanny cam, their worst fears were confirmed: The nanny, Nicolin Hoeses, is seen treating the baby as though she is a rag doll.
“We had only installed the camera that morning,” Theron told the Daily Mail, adding that she watched it with her mother-in-law.
“When I saw what she had done to Laila, I cried and cried. I held my baby girl close and kept telling her I was so sorry.
I had so many emotions – betrayed, and a complete failure as a mum. It was the worst feeling I have ever had and never ever want another mother to have to go through that.”
The shocking nanny cam footage appears to show the nanny entering a bedroom carrying the nine-month-old girl by her neck. She then appears to throw the baby by her neck into a crib and leaves the room as it cries.
The little girl’s mother told the Daily Mail she wishes she had taken her earlier concerns more seriously, but that she thought she was overreacting.
“I didn’t want to be a paranoid first-time mum, and I didn’t want to confront the nanny as I had no proof. I did not want to make her angry towards me and put my child in danger. It was very difficult to leave each morning to go to work.”
Amazingly, Laila did not suffer any serious injuries, and is expected to be fine. Hoeses has been arrested and charged with attempted murder. The Daily Mail reports that she pleaded not guilty in a court appearance on Monday and will remain in custody until October.
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