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Nation : Videotape Convicts Baby-Sitter

From Times wire services

A baby-sitter was sentenced to a year in jail after the parents of a 6-month-old boy secretly videotaped her slapping the child.

Kip and Susan Ridley turned the video camera on 27-year-old Donna Walterhouse in January after the infant’s 3-year-old sister told her parents in January about instances of abuse, authorities said. Walterhouse pleaded guilty to misdemeanor child abuse charges, and Judge Joe DiRisio sentenced her to the maximum after watching the tape. The infant was not seriously hurt.


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