BABYSITTER HAS BEEN ARRESTED FOR ATTEMPTED MURDER AFTER ABUSING A BABY GIRL
Posted on: 19/09/2017

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BABYSITTER HAS BEEN ARRESTED FOR ATTEMPTED MURDER AFTER ABUSING A BABY GIRL
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We are re-posting this article since it came under our attention that there is newly created posts about this incident that has now resurfaced on social media along with false information about the incident.

Note that this did not happen on 19 Sept 2018! Here is the original news report dating back to 19 September 2017.

19 Sep 2017, Namibia: An Outjo babysitter has been arrested on attempted murder and other charges after she was allegedly filmed physically abusing a baby girl in her care.

Nicoline Hoëses (38) appeared in the Outjo Magistrate's Court on Monday on charges of attempted murder, assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm, and ill-treatment of a child.

Hoëses' case was postponed to the 2nd of October, and it was ordered that she should remain in police custody in the meantime.

She was arrested after the mother of a nine-month-old baby girl who was in Hoëses' care on Wednesday last week got hold of a visual recording allegedly showing that Hoëses had been physically abusing her child.



The mother, Annemarie Theron, told The Namibian she set up a camera to record events in her house after she started to notice suspicious injuries on her daughter's body.

The recordings shows how the babysitter, Hoëses, throws Laila Theron (baby) face down into her cot, picking her up by her feet, carrying her by her ankles, beating & smothering her while she cries.

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