Child abuse or child maltreatment is physical, sexual, or psychological maltreatment or neglect of a child or children, especially by a parent or other caregivers.
Child abuse may include any act or failure to act by a parent or other caregiver that results in actual or potential harm to a child and can occur in a child’s home, or in the organizations, schools or communities the child interacts with.
Sad as this disturbing phenomenon is, child abuse is actually quite rampant in America.
Statistics from Childhelp.com say that the United States has one of the worst records among industrialized nations – losing on average between four and seven children every day to child abuse and neglect.
According to the website every year, more than 3.6 million referrals are made to child protection agencies involving more than 6.6 million child abuse cases.
Unfortunately, despite the goodwill and cheer circulating in the society as a result of the holidays, another number was added to that statistic in an incidence that went viral a few days ago.
A disturbing video that went viral showed a woman abusing a three-year-old child.
The woman who was abusing the unnamed three-year-old child was supposed to be babysitting the child but instead was caught abusing the child by a hidden nanny camera.
The distressing video showed the woman whose name is still unknown pushing the girl, grabbing her aggressively, and raising her voice at her.
From the video, the unknown woman was seen telling the young girl to ‘walk right here’ but the startled girl tried to keep her distance; and the woman proceeded to grab and shove her.
TSR STAFF: Chantel Kelli! @_popchanny! _______________________________ #Roommates, what is going on out here!? A video recently surfaced that has the internet going CRAZY! A pregnant woman is shown babysitting a 3-year-old girl, but instead of showing her love and affection, the woman is recorded pushing the girl, grabbing her aggressively, and raising her voice at her. _______________________________ She told her to “walk right here,” but the startled girl tried to keep her distance; and the woman proceeded to grab and shove her. The girl’s mother posted the video, which she obtained from a nanny cam she had placed in her home. We spoke to the mother, and she let us know that this footage was taken Friday night and the babysitter — who was her so-called friend — was arrested after she sent the video to authorities. _______________________________ “I helped this girl, paid her rent for her to ‘help’ babysit my baby while I work some nights,” she wrote. “Be aware and careful who you leave your kids with ‘cause people are sick and it's the people closest to you.” _______________________________ She says she — VIEW FULL VIDEO at TheShadeRoom.com
According to reports, the mother of the three-year-old daughter posted the video, which she obtained from a nanny cam she had placed in her home.
Reports say that the mother of the daughter revealed that the footage was taken this past Friday night.
The supposed babysitter — who was her so-called friend — was arrested after she sent the video to authorities.
The mother of the three-year-old child released a statement that said,
‘I helped this girl, paid her rent for her to ‘help’ babysit my baby while I work some nights.Be aware and careful who you leave your kids with ‘cause people are sick and it’s the people closest to you.’
In the aftermath of the leak of the disturbing video, the babysitter turned abuser has released a statement trying to explain her actions.
Although she didn’t come out to say anything, she instructed a friend of hers to release a video on her behalf.
The friend who tried to explain things on behalf of the abuser said in a video that the unnamed abuser was going through a lot of things and was under a lot of stress.
#PressPlay: We shared a disturbing video of a woman named #Jessica caught on a nanny cam abusing a 3-year-old girl earlier. Jessica, who has since been arrested was “a friend” of the child’s mother. #Jessica sends a message through another friend, apologizing for her actions and letting everyone know she feels horrible. Thoughts, #Roommates? (SWIPE) *view earlier post*
Although, it must be mentioned that the babysitter turned abuser admitted her culpability and that her troubles didn’t give an excuse for her actions.
The friend who tried to explain things on her behalf also revealed that the abuser was nine months pregnant and that she was going through all of the pregnancy stress alone, therefore, all of that might have caused her to lash out at the three-year-old child.
But is all of that enough cause to last out at an innocent three-year-old child?
No, it isn’t and apparently, commenters also agree with our deductions.
The internet and comments section of the video has since been saturated with comments lambasting the abuser and with various words of warnings as to who Americans employ to take care of their children.
As of now, there have been no comments from the police as to how the case against the abuser is progressing.