WATCH: Mom sets up camera and catches nanny violently throwing baby into crib

Aris Folley, AOL.com

A nanny cam has captured the moment a babysitter violently threw a newborn baby she was hired to look after, into a crib.

Worried mother Annemarie Theron set up the secret camera in her home in Namibia, Africa, after she started noticing bruises on her baby girl's neck, shoulders, and feet.

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After reviewing horrific footage of the family's nanny, Nicolin Hoeses, manhandling the baby and tossing her into the crib, Theron told MailOnline she felt "betrayed" and like "a failure" for trusting the woman.

The 31-year-old mother said she and her husband installed the camera in the morning, the same day the incident took place, after growing suspicious of Hoeses and learning of their daughter's injuries, who they also said appeared to have grown "frightened of her nanny."


"When I saw what she had done to Laila, I cried and cried. I held my baby girl close and kept telling her I was so sorry," said Theron. "I had so many emotions - betrayed, and a complete failure as a mum. It was the worst feeling I have ever had and never ever want another mother to have to go through that."

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Theron and her husband immediately reported Hoeses to the local authorities shortly after reviewing the footage. Hoeses has since been arrested for the attack and is facing charges of child abuse, assault and attempted murder. 

She appeared in court Monday but was denied bail and will remain in custody until October.

Theron apologized to her daughter in a public Facebook post and thanked friends and family for their support.