Nothing is more tragic than seeing your child hurt by someone you trust. This is a terrible story of a baby mistreated by her Nanny. You will be shocked when you see the blatant abuse to an innocent and helpless baby girl.
A mother from Namibia, Annemarie Theron tells her story of pain when she discovered that her childminder was abusing her baby girl. The treatment was horrible and violent; it is a natural feeling of betrayal.
They caught the nanny red-handed when Annemarie’s husband had installed a Nanny cam. The camera was installed only a few hours before the Nanny was filmed mistreating the child. They said they installed the Nanny cam because the infant seemed terrified of being near the Nanny. She also had a few unexplained bruises on her body.
Mrs Theron explains to MailOnline about her frightening experience. She cradled her poor battered baby while she was reviewing the footage with her Mother.
Their Nanny, Nicolin Hoeses is be seen clearly hurting the baby girl:
“I watched the footage back with my mother-in-law – we had only installed the camera that morning.
“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 Nanny will be in court on Monday for attempted murder, assault and child abuse charges. She has also been denied bail while she sits in the cage until October.
Mrs Theron explains her pain further:
“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 anger towards me and put my child in danger. It was very difficult to leave each morning to go to work.
“My husband was home for a couple of days earlier this month and thought that Laila seemed frightened of her childminder.
“One day, she had had a fall, we were told, and had a bruise above her eye which was so swollen with all the crying she had done. She looked terrible.”
To prevent the Nanny from getting away, this brave mother had to pretend everything was ok while looking this terrible woman in the eye. All of this just to alert the authorities:
“I knew I had to do it by the book and report her to the correct authorities so that she would be dealt with properly. I didn’t want her to be able to get another job looking after children.
“I feel so angry and betrayed. She has looked me in the eye for how long and been doing whatever she was doing to my daughter, I can’t even think about it.
“I didn’t expect to see what I saw and I was absolutely shattered. I was horrified that she could look me in the eye – like she did every day. My heart breaks.
“It is not going to be a solution in the long term. Not all maids are bad. I grew up with a maid my whole life. It is just going to take some time to trust people and I’m sure that time will come.”
This is a very traumatic early life experience for a child to go through. Even still, the baby girl is doing just fine.
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