As all parents know by now, hiring a babysitter is often a tough decision for parents, as there’s the guilt of not being there for the kids. Usually, parents are faced with numerous questions such as what if there’s an emergency, what if the babysitter is not up to the job, how will the child feel about their parents leaving them, what the babysitter might teach their child, etc. Such concerns are relevant, but what is also true is that there are ways parents can reduce the risk of such possibilities.
Unfortunately, not everyone is lucky to have a responsible member of the family to babysit the toddlers. Many have to resort to the option of hiring a nanny. As a parent, they want the very best for the babies. They make sure everything is in the right order. So did Whitney, a new mother who hired Melissa as her daughter’s nanny. Whitney did a thorough background check on Melissa and found only good and kind words.
Melissa had a simple job, to look after the adorable 1-year-old Raylee. But within few days of hiring the nanny, the baby began acting strange whenever Melissa appeared on the doorstep. It was almost like the baby girl was scared to spend time with the nanny. Although skeptical at first, Whitney didn’t ignore the signs. Another warning sign, about two weeks in, was that Raylee would scream and run and cling to either her or her husband when her nanny would show up for work. The mother reportedly called the doctor to check in about the behavior, and it was chalked up to separation anxiety. She kept a hidden camera to record what was going around in her absence. She captured the unthinkable in the hidden right before it was turned around by Melissa.
After watching the video, frantic, Whitney called police and rushed her daughter to the emergency room. Fortunately, Raylee checked out physically unharmed. Two days later. Medema showed up for work again, and was met by police. Because Raylee wasn’t physically injured, the babysitter was allowed to plead guilty to endangering the welfare of a minor. She was given 90 days in jail, and three years probation. Dear readers, we are republishing this story amid recent reports that child abuse has surged in America during the pandemic.