According to the French paper La Depeche, a 49-year-old nanny who had been working for a family in Toulouse, was caught violently shaking the 2-year-old girl in her care.
The abuse was captured on a hidden camera that was underneath the family’s Christmas tree, which the caretaker was unaware of.
Mommypage reported that the recording also showed the nanny pulling the little girl’s hair and forcing a spoon into her mouth.
The nanny’s lawyer has tried to justify her actions as the result of life getting “on top of her” and “difficulties [that] had built up.”
The caretaker has been taken into custody on suspicion of violence against a minor under the age of 15 as authorities work to determine if she has any other victims.