Police in the US, New York City have arrested a 71-year-old Ghanaian nanny identified as Abena Yeboah after being captured on camera physically abusing a little child under her care.
According to the Prosecutor’s Office, the Bronx woman was hired to take care of a baby in Hackensack but she abused the toddler instead.
She has been charged with one count of Title 9 child abuse.
“During her time as a nanny for the family, she was observed on a nanny camera physically abusing the child by hitting, kicking, and yanking the child by the arm,” Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said while announcing Yeboah’s arrest.
New Jersey’s Title 9 child abuse statute makes it a fourth-degree crime to inflict “unnecessarily severe corporal punishment” or “unnecessary suffering or pain, either mental or physical,” on a child.
People convicted of a fourth-degree crime face up to 18 months in prison.