Child abuse remains a significant problem in many areas around the world, but because most countries face what they would perceive to be more ‘important issues,’ they rarely get the attention that they deserve. Following is a recent story of a nanny who was throwing and beating an 8 months old baby but got caught thanks to a camera.
31-year-old nanny Anastasia Zhelyabova will not be one of those abusers who will be escaping justice. In footage recorded by the parents of the baby she was supposed to be looking after, Zhelyabova can be shockingly seen slapping the baby’s face, pinching his nose to stop him from breathing.
Later in the video, she can be seen getting incensed as the eight-month-old baby refuses to feed on the bottle. She begins hitting the toddler in the face before going berserk, grabbing him by one arm and then forcibly throwing him to the ground.
The parent of the baby boy, Elena Levendeeva, became suspicious of Zhelyabova after she began noticing that her baby was crying more and more every day. In a bid to get to the bottom of the problem, she installed hidden cameras all over the house.
The cameras would prove to be a stroke of genius as Zhelyabova was caught abusing the boy on camera and is now set to spend a long time behind bars.
It did not take long for the mother to catch the culprit either, with the cameras catching the horrifying incident just two weeks after the nanny had been hired.
Levendeeva, who hails from the small city of Nefteyugansk in the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug in Russia, wrote on her social media: “Due to the frequent and continuous hysterical cries from out child, we installed video cameras that recorded the beating and torturing [by Zhelyabova].”
Speaking about the case, a spokesman for the Nefteyugansk police said: “The investigation of the criminal case when the woman beat a small child is now over,” adding that the nanny “beat the baby several times on his bottom and on the face, and she lifted the child and threw him on the floor.”
With the case set to go to court, Zhelyabova’s future looks grim. The offense carries a hefty term in jail and with the prosecutors likely to push for a heavy sentencing to make an example out of the nanny, its possible she could face up to 10 years in jail for her crimes.