NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A babysitter stood charged Wednesday night after allegedly abusing a 6-month-old, and investigators said the whole thing was caught on nanny cam.
As CBS2’s Valerie Castro reported, Elena Bass, 36, appeared in Brooklyn Supreme Court for an arraignment Wednesday to face the charges. She was arrested Wednesday morning on two counts of endangering the welfare of a child.READ MORE: FBI Executes Search Warrant At Home Of Gabby Petito's Fiancé Brian Laundrie
According to court documents, the alleged abuse happened in an apartment building on Schermerhorn Street in downtown Brooklyn on Dec. 22 and Dec. 23.
Bass, who was the family’s babysitter, was caring for a 6-month-old. Court documents said the child’s parents recorded two incidents.READ MORE: Yonkers Police: 2 Men Dead After One Jumps Off Building And Hits The Other 12 Stories Below
In the first, the video allegedly shows Bass “pick up (the child) off of the changing table, rapidly causing (the child’s) head and body to jerk.”
In another case, the video is said to show Bass “grab (the child) out of (the child’s) crib and throw (the child) down.”
Court documents said Bass admitted she is the one who appears in the video.MORE NEWS: New York City Public Schools To Increase COVID Testing, Relax Quarantine Rules
Bass was released on a recognizance bond after her court appearance Wednesday. Her attorney said she could not release a statement on his client’s behalf.