Babysitter Accused of Trying to Smother Child

By: CNN
By: CNN

A Florida babysitter is accused of trying to smother a child.

The baby's mother told Gainesville police she came home to find the 21-year-old sitter standing over the crib, holding a pillow over the child's face.

When the mother yelled at her, the woman released the pillow and asked her not to call the police.

The sitter told police she was trying to calm the baby down and she was tickling its face with the pillow.

The baby was checked out by doctors and is healthy.

The sitter is charged with aggravated child abuse and battery on a child.


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  • by Jennifer on Jul 15, 2011 at 05:57 PM
    Well the babysitter is in the right state for a not guitly verdict...what is this world coming too....
  • by kathy Location: hartford on Jul 14, 2011 at 07:51 PM
    Thank god I am past the stage needing a babysitter , when i came to the bellwood area I had the bestest best babysitters that anybody could find ...4 teens , 1 as good as the other and totaly awsom parents behind them ... They where the biggest blessings in our life ... this is scary , over the past couple of month , what I read , I would be scared today . leaving my kids with anybody ... daycare centers forgetting babies in the bus . or left outside to die,, babysitters going nutz ... mothers killing their babies ... what are we comming to .... it is so sad .. the laws need to be harder then what they are . they need to protect our children better ,, and most of all , parents check who is taking care of your babies ... thank the lord,, We where so lucky and blessed with our sitters.....
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