71-year-old Ghanaian nanny faces child abuse charges in US after being caught on camera hitting and kicking a baunder her care

A 71-year-old Ghanaian nanny identified as Abena Yeboah has been arrested the Police in New York City after she was caught on camera physically abusing a little child under her care. 

 The Prosecutor’s Office said the Bronx woman who was hired to take care of a bain Hackensack, was charged with one count of Title 9 child abuse. Officials disclosed that the police in Hackensack were first notified of the alleged abuse on July 8.

Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella who announced her arrest, said;

“During her time as a nanny for the family, she was observed on a nanny camera physically abusing the child hitting, kicking, and yanking the child the arm.”

Musella revealed that Yeboah was arrested in the Bronx New York police after Hackensack police issued a warrant for her. She was taken into custody and is awaiting an extradition hearing. 

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. 

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