Children are the greatest gift and something that should be treasured. They deserve to feel loved and protected every day.
As parents we know what’s best for our kids which is why it’s so hard to find the right babysitter or nursery for them.
It can be a worry that our children won’t be cared for like we can care for them.
But at the end of the day we know that we are leaving our children in the hands of a professional.
Unfortunately this isn’t always the case.
Mom Desiree LeBlanc works as a child welfare officer so when it was time to return to her job after having her daughter she was careful to find the right person.
She received recommendations from a friend, and eventually found a person who she was comfortable with leaving her baby with – 28-year-old Christina Williamson, who ran a day care from her home.
The babysitter seemed both reliable and competent, and everything went well at first. But soon everything changed.
Christina’s own husband decided to install security cameras to record her during the day after comments made by an 8-year-old in her care made him suspicious.
When he looked through the videos he was horrified by what he saw and contacted the police immedaitely.
Christina was caught on camera aggressively pushing and yanking the kids, holding them face-down in the carpet when they were crying and stuffing cloths in their mouths to stop them from crying, reports KCCI News.
She was also recorded leaving a 5-month-old home alone by herself on multiple occasions.
The babysitter was later sentenced to 5 years in prison, and fortunately all the children have shown no lasting effects from the abuse they endured, according to news channel KCCI Des Moines 8 .
See the shocking images of Cristina abusing the trust of the parents who left their precious babies in her care.
WARNING: THIS CLIP CONTAINS STRONG IMAGES
Hopefully, this story can serve as a reminder of how extremely cautious we parents have to be when choosing who should look after our children.
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