A 71-year-old Ghanaian nanny identified as Abena Yeboah has been arrested by NYPD officers after she was allegedly caught on camera hitting and kicking an infant in her care in Hackensack, N.J.
Bergen County police announced the arrest of Abena Yeboah. Police said they were told on July 8 about the alleged abuse.
An investigation determined a Hackensack family hired Yeboah to care for the child, according to police. Authorities said nanny camera footage showed Yeboah hitting, kicking and yanking the child by the arm.
Yeboah was taken into custody the by the NYPD and is awaiting an extradition hearing.
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her care. . . The elderly nanny was captured on camera hitting and kicking a baby. Abena Yeboah was arrested in the Bronx by New York Police Officers after Hackensack Police in New Jersey issued a warrant for her. She was taken into custody and is now awaiting an extradition hearing . . Follow @mediagist for more exclusive updates.
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.