Nanny, 20, Allegedly Caught On Tape Trying To Smother Crying Baby

Never trust the babysitter.

A California nanny with a suspiciously sunny mugshot has been arrested after allegedly being caught on a hidden camera trying to suffocate a crying baby.

According to KRON 4, the 20-year-old Livermore woman, Moriah Gonzales, was busted on February 19 on felony child abuse charges.

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She was reportedly hired through the babysitting website According to KRON, the parents of the 13-month-old boy called the police and turned over incriminating video the morning of Feb. 18.

The video reportedly shows Gonzales trying to put the crying baby down for a nap, then putting her hands over his face as he “begins to kick and squirm” before eventually going limp. She then reportedly lifts him out of the crib and he (fortunately) returns to normal.

When police contacted the woman, she reportedly denied hurting the child. Her arraignment is slated for today. released a statement saying they’re “deeply troubled” by the incident.

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