Niagara woman caught on ‘nanny cam’ assaulting child

News Jun 17, 2019 The Niagara Falls Review

Concerned about how her daughter behaved around the young child she cared for, a woman secretly set up a "nanny cam" to capture their interactions.

Shocked by what was captured on video, the woman went to Niagara Regional Police.

A series of videos were played in an Ontario Court of Justice in St. Catharines Friday after the woman's 21-year-old daughter pleaded guilty to assault.

In the videos, her daughter repeatedly grabs and twists the four-year-old boy's head, and violently tosses him on and off the top bunk of a bunk bed. The child cries and screams.

In one segment, the child is on the floor but cannot be seen on film. The defendant makes movements with her legs but it is unclear if she is stepping on or kicking the child, said assistant Crown attorney Holly Nickell.

"It's not on camera, but there's clearly something going on," she told the judge.

The defendant cannot be named in order to protect the identity of the child.

Court heard that in July 2018 the woman, her common-law partner and his four-year-old son moved in with the woman's mother, who set up a hidden camera in the boy's bedroom about a month later.

The defendant, who does not have a prior criminal record, returns to court Aug. 28 for sentencing before Judge Cameron Watson.

Niagara woman caught on ‘nanny cam’ assaulting child

To be sentenced in August

News Jun 17, 2019 The Niagara Falls Review

Concerned about how her daughter behaved around the young child she cared for, a woman secretly set up a "nanny cam" to capture their interactions.

Shocked by what was captured on video, the woman went to Niagara Regional Police.

A series of videos were played in an Ontario Court of Justice in St. Catharines Friday after the woman's 21-year-old daughter pleaded guilty to assault.

In the videos, her daughter repeatedly grabs and twists the four-year-old boy's head, and violently tosses him on and off the top bunk of a bunk bed. The child cries and screams.

In one segment, the child is on the floor but cannot be seen on film. The defendant makes movements with her legs but it is unclear if she is stepping on or kicking the child, said assistant Crown attorney Holly Nickell.

"It's not on camera, but there's clearly something going on," she told the judge.

The defendant cannot be named in order to protect the identity of the child.

Court heard that in July 2018 the woman, her common-law partner and his four-year-old son moved in with the woman's mother, who set up a hidden camera in the boy's bedroom about a month later.

The defendant, who does not have a prior criminal record, returns to court Aug. 28 for sentencing before Judge Cameron Watson.

Niagara woman caught on ‘nanny cam’ assaulting child

To be sentenced in August

News Jun 17, 2019 The Niagara Falls Review

Concerned about how her daughter behaved around the young child she cared for, a woman secretly set up a "nanny cam" to capture their interactions.

Shocked by what was captured on video, the woman went to Niagara Regional Police.

A series of videos were played in an Ontario Court of Justice in St. Catharines Friday after the woman's 21-year-old daughter pleaded guilty to assault.

In the videos, her daughter repeatedly grabs and twists the four-year-old boy's head, and violently tosses him on and off the top bunk of a bunk bed. The child cries and screams.

In one segment, the child is on the floor but cannot be seen on film. The defendant makes movements with her legs but it is unclear if she is stepping on or kicking the child, said assistant Crown attorney Holly Nickell.

"It's not on camera, but there's clearly something going on," she told the judge.

The defendant cannot be named in order to protect the identity of the child.

Court heard that in July 2018 the woman, her common-law partner and his four-year-old son moved in with the woman's mother, who set up a hidden camera in the boy's bedroom about a month later.

The defendant, who does not have a prior criminal record, returns to court Aug. 28 for sentencing before Judge Cameron Watson.