JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A Mandarin babysitter accused of abusing a child in her care pleaded not guilty in court Tuesday morning.Jeannine Campbell, 53, is charged with four counts of child abuse stemming from hidden nannycam video. Prosecutors said there are four separate counts because there was a length of time between each instance of abuse.The boy’s father said he set up the camera after noticing his son had a black eye.
Police said the nannycam video shows disturbing scenes of an 11-month-old boy being slapped, kicked and knocked over with a ball last Tuesday morning.When questioned after her arrest, Campbell admitted her actions “looked bad,” police said. She admitted slapping, hitting and throwing things at the boy.Campbell has been in the Duval County Jail since her arrest last month. Her bond was set at $75,000.Prosecutors said each charge carries up to five years in prison for a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison.
By the time you finish reading this, 15 children will have been abused; In the next five minutes, 30 more; Within the next hour, 360 more; And by tonight, close to 8,000+ children will have suffered from abuse, 5 of which will die. Child abuse has increased 134% since 1980 and is now considered a worldwide epidemic. The high jump in child abuse deaths and the shocking increase in statistics highlights the frightening lack of public knowledge.
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