Nanny Accused of Burning Toddler With Iron Is Arrested

January 16, 2017 Updated: January 16, 2017

A New York woman is accused of burning a toddler who was in her care with an iron that was captured on “nanny cam,” CBS New York reported.

Nosipho Nxumalo, a nanny, attacked the child, identified as 3-year-old Alexander “Xander” Persuad, on Thursday in Mineola. She claimed it was to punish him.

CBS reported that the child told his parents that she burned him, prompting the parents to review the “nanny cam” footage.

“She pulled out the curling iron several times. She heated it up,” the boy’s mother, Angela Persaud, told CBS.

“You see her showing him that it’s going to be hot, and, ‘I’m going to use it on you.’ You see her yelling at him. You see her grab him a few times.”

Persaud, in another interview, said she feels regret over the incident.

“I’m feeling devastated. I fee like I failed him,” she told PIX-11. “I should have done a better job of protecting my kid.”

The boy’s feet and hands were allegedly burned by Nxumalo. The parents of the boy were at work when the incident occurred.

“It took my husband and me a while to get pregnant in the first place, and he is honestly a gift to us, and I’ve done everything I could possibly do—at least thought I did—to ensure that he has the best life possible, right?” Persaud added. “And to know I allowed someone into my house who was basically torturing my son for a full hour.”

Nxumalo pleaded not guilty to the charges.

She was charged with two counts of second-degree assault, fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, and endangering the welfare of a child.