HACKENSACK, N.J. -- A 71-year-old nanny from the Bronx is facing a child abuse charge after she allegedly inflicted bodily injury on a child whom she was caring for in Hackensack.
According to a news release from the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, the Hackensack Police Department received word on Wednesday, July 8 that Abena Yeboah had physically abused an infant child in the home where she had been working in Hackensack.
Yeboah, who investigators discovered had been hired to care for the child, was observed “hitting, kicking and yanking the child by the arm,” according to the footage captured on a nanny cam. Such webcams are installed in homes for parents to surveil their babysitter.
Following an investigation by the Hackensack Police Department, the NYPD, and the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit, Yeboah was arrested in The Bronx on a Hackensack Police Department warrant. She was charged with one count of Title 9 Child Abuse, a fourth-degree crime.
Yeboah was taken into custody by the NYPD and is awaiting an extradition hearing.