They say the camera never lies. In the case of one mother and the nanny she entrusted with caring for her baby, that phrase turned out to be devastatingly true.
A Staten Island mother who believed the nanny she employed was hurting her child installed a hidden “nanny-cam” in her home to see if her suspicions were correct.
According to Metro US, law enforcement officers have confirmed that, while the baby’s mother was out at a store, nanny Mamura Nasirova, 52, was caught on a “nanny cam” hitting and shaking a 5-month-old baby girl.
The incident took place on Sunday, January 28 at 4.20 pm.
A video, which was later uploaded to YouTube, clearly shows the nanny bottle feeding the baby who is sitting in a baby chair on the living room floor.
The nanny then removes the bottle and begins hitting the baby in the face.
When the now-crying baby then refuses to take the bottle, Nasirova hits her legs and shakes her.
While the abuse occurred, another child remained sitting on the couch and was not harmed — physically — by the nanny.
The “nanny-cam” was hidden inside a carbon monoxide detector in the home after the family first began to suspect the Uzbekistan-native nanny was not all she seemed.
On that fateful Sunday, the baby’s mother watched the abusive incident from another location.
After witnessing what happened, the mother reportedly rushed back to the family’s Woodlawn Avenue home in Staten Island, New York and confronted Nasirova.
The New York Post reports that the mother then called the police and posted the video online.
The nanny was arrested on Sunday at 6:15 pm at the family’s address. She reportedly resisted arrest when police attempted to place handcuffs on her.
Nasirova has since been charged with endangering the welfare of a child and resisting arrest, said a spokesman for the DA Daniel Donovan.
She is currently being held in jail in lieu of $1,000 cash bail and is due to appear in court on Friday, CBS New York reports.
As a result of the abuse, the baby suffered swelling to her body, say sources quoted by the New York Post.