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Nanny arrested for allegedly burning a 2-year-old with a curling iron (photo)

Nanny arrested for allegedly burning a 2-year-old with a curling iron (photo)

A nanny, Nosipho Nxumalo has been arrested after she allegedly burned a toddler with a hot curling iron to discipline him.

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Nanny arrested for allegedly burning a 2-year-old with a hot curling iron

The nanny was caught on camera deliberately holding the iron against the 2-year-old, Xander Persaud's skin. The baby's mother, Angela Persaud, said she noticed burns on her son's fingers and legs when she was giving him a bath.

She then reviewed the CCTV footage from the 'Nanny Cam' (hidden cameras installed to monitor nannies) and saw the 21-year-old burning her baby with the curling iron.

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She said: "You see her with the curling iron, and she touches it to make sure that it’s hot. And then when he jumps because it burns him, she continues to touch his foot again and then goes for his hand."

"You can tell that she’s telling him, ‘That’s what happens when you don’t listen,’ and then she hugs him. So she’s playing these warped mind games with my child, and it’s the most disgusting thing I’ve ever witnessed in my life."

Nxumalo admitted to the police after she was arrested that she had been frustrated with the child and was trying to discipline him.

She said: "It was a long week and I was tired. The child wouldn’t listen so I wanted to discipline him with the iron, so I burned him with it."

The nanny has been charged with two counts of assault, criminal possession of a weapon and endangering the welfare of a child.

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