Abena Yeboah, a 71-year-old Ghanaian nanny, was arrested by NYPD officers after being captured on video physically assaulting a child in her care.
The Bronx woman who was employed to look after a baby in Hackensack was charged with one count of Title 9 child neglect, according to the Prosecutor’s Office. The alleged violence was first reported to Hackensack police, according to officials.
Mark Musella, the prosecutor for Bergen County, who declared her arrest, said:
“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.”
Yeboah was arrested in the Bronx by New York cops after a warrant was released for her by Hackensack cops, according to Musella. She was apprehended and is currently awaiting an extradition hearing.
Inflicting “unnecessarily extreme corporal punishment” or “unnecessary suffering or pain, either mental or physical,” on a child is a fourth-degree felony under New Jersey’s Title 9 child abuse law. A fourth-degree felony carries a sentence of up to 18 months in jail.
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