Nanny Charged in Abuse of 5-Month-Old

When Wesley and Leslie Locklair hired 60-year old Cheryl Ann White to care for their infant, they did so assuming a personal nanny would provide better care than a daycare facility. White has now been charged with unlawful neglect of a child or helpless person and assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature.

The couple suspected the care given their child was less than ideal and installed a “nanny cam.” According to an article in MyrtleBeachOnline, they said they viewed the video, saw “many different incidents” of abuse, and made a police report. The article quotes Mr. Locklair as having said: “In one case, [White] has her on the floor, yanking her by her arm. In another, [White] is grabbing her by her feet, shaking her like she was a sheet and a number of times [White] picked her up and dropped her.” A visit to the pediatrician revealed no injury to the child.

The Locklairs, both attorneys, filed a Freedom of Information Act request for tape, but the police have retained it as evidence in an ongoing investigation. If you suspect that your child has experienced abuse or neglect while under the care of a daycare, nanny or other professional, contact a Daycare Abuse Attorney immediately.

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