What this worried father caught on a hidden camera is every parent’s worst nightmare.
After hiring a nanny with impressive credentials, Mark Tikhonov thought his 11-month-old son was in good hands. Sadly, that couldn’t have been further from the truth.
According to the Mirror, everything seemed kosher until the toddler began showing signs of distress every time he was left with the 53-year-old nanny, Larissa Ulyanova, at their home in Chelyabinsk, Russia.
The family’s suspicions led Tikhonov to install a hidden camera in the house to see what was really going on while he was away at work.
“I didn’t for a second think she was abusing him, and I even took two weeks off work to try and help the pair of them get to know each other better,” the father told the Mirror. “When I was around she was always caring and attentive.”
The abuse Ulyanova inflicted upon the child was simply to torment him, as there were no physical injuries that could be detected. In the video footage, though censored, you can see her slapping the toddler and violently throwing him across the room.
After reviewing the upsetting recording, Tikhonov confronted the woman when she showed up to the house to work, but she ended up fleeing and hasn’t been seen since.
Police are currently in search of Ulyanova to question her about the abuse.
“My little boy is now nervous and afraid and is going to need a lot of love and care to get over his ordeal. I hope the police find this woman and throw the book at her,” Tikhonov added.
If you have the stomach for it, you can visit the Mirror and watch the nanny caught on camera footage.