Police investigating alleged child abuse caught on camera
A mother's gut instinct has sparked a police investigation. Lynda Fuller says she saw a caregiver mistreating her child.
The alleged abuse was caught on a home security camera.
The College Station mom says she was shocked to see how aggressive her son's caregiver had become. The video shows a young man slamming down and throwing toys at her five-year-old son.
"With his hands slapping him in the back of the head, he throws things at him; he tosses him around a lot,” said Fuller.
She says her son needs around-the-clock care because he has a rare genetic disorder that makes it hard for him to see.
Fuller says the caregiver had been in the home for 30 days before she realized anything was happening. She says sometimes it occurred when she was at the house in another room.
"I watched for a little bit and I could see my son was in distress,” she said.
That day she walked in and confronted the man, she says he didn't offer up an explanation. But she says it was that encounter that made her think to check the video from the security camera.
"I needed to know what was going on. I needed to know what happened to my son because his behavior changed dramatically after this happened,” said Fuller.
Now she’s warning all parents with cameras to trust their gut and check their tapes.
"You think that nobody will do anything because those cameras are up, but that is not true. They just don't think you are monitoring,” she said.
The caregiver has not been charged with a crime, but College Station police are currently investigating the claims and reviewing the case.