Police: Woman Caught On Tape Choking Child, Charged With Abuse

CHICAGO (CBS) — A Northwest Side woman has been charged with assaulting a toddler after she was caught on a secretly installed camera choking and shaking the girl in her high chair.

Andrea Aguilar, 31, of 2610 W. Berwyn Ave., was charged early Thursday with aggravated battery to a child, police said. She had been employed since March, 2010 as a nanny by the parents of the 15-month-old.

The parents installed the camera after the child’s behavior became increasingly withdrawn and the parents noticed several bruises, police said.

Video taken on Feb. 18 showed Aguilar violently choking and shaking the toddler as she sat in her high chair, according to a police report.

The child was bruised on her back, and her parents took her to a hospital for evaluation and treatment.

Aguilar has allegedly admitted to the abuse, according to the report.

  • Sandy Dorris Alonzo

    An eye for an eye!!!!!

  • Sam

    Aguilar is damn lucky she didn’t become the victim of aggravated battery.Good self control on the parents part.

  • blizown1

    she needs to be choked and shaken

  • Boaky

    She needs help perhaps someone abused her as a toddler. We should reevaluate leaving newborns and toddlers with strangers other than loving parents or next to kin.

    • Tee

      Like next of kin is any better…and in this day and age, we DO have to work. Nothing is a guarantee.

  • John

    Here’s an interesting site

  • Tim

    Some of you may not like “Big Brother” but thank God he was watching this time!!

    • Rahm n Noodles

      There is no “Big Brother” here. There was no government sponsorship of the secret camera, just parents concerned about their child, in their own home. Don’t use terms the context of which are inaccurate and misleading. It renders your opinions feckless.

      • Tim

        Rahm, I stand corrected

  • David Walton

    That`s the kind of ‘service’ you get when you hire illegals at cut-rate prices/wages…

    • Barack

      Rich whites like the Bush’s, Koch’s and Cargill’s have been hiring illegal aliens for years. They are the people who make the claim that the cheap labor is needed?

    • Billy

      HaHaHaHaHa. That’s hilarious.Damn illegals.

  • Karen

    Mr. Walton,

    How do you know the woman was illligal? The type of racist comments you spewed are what keeps this country in idiocy. I sympathize with the child and the parents. I pray that the little girl will recover mentally, emotionally and physically. May you should be shaken so some of the irresponsible comments and thoughts you have get shaken out.

    • Barack

      Go girl go!

    • Truthteller

      Open your eyes….can’t you see???

    • DN

      I agree with you, Karen. However… if you are going to call someone out and at the same time reference what keeps this country in “idiocy” , you shouldn’t start a sentence with, “May you should be shaken”. I assume you meant, “maybe”. I hope so because you make a very valid point but that sentence took a little luster off. See that way too often when people try to flame others online. Kind of lose a leg to stand on.

  • Roger

    Trash comes in all forms, White, Black and Hispanic and everything in between. But, most violent crimes ARE committed by Blacks and Hispanics….and I’m speaking from FACTS, so don’t call me racist or irresponsible….just stop being TRASH whoever you are and FACE THE FACTS AND ACCEPT IT.

    • Truthteller


    • Billy

      Spoken like a true scholar.Good job!!!

      • VeryOffended

        @P-L “Feeling up on your sister”? You should feel ashamed of yourself.What’s wrong with you?

      • Alex

        @Peace-O-Sh!t What is your problem? That kind of personal attack is not called for!!!! Be Nice!!!!

      • Peace-N-Love

        I assume Roger, Truthteller, and Billy is the same toothless-inbreed person. Should we go down the list of the many child killers, mass murders, and serial killers and look up their ethnicity? That’s what i figure! Quit feeling up on your sister and step out of your trailer for once…you’ll be surprice what you find out their. : ) <3 <3

    • Caleb

      I agree with Peace N Love. And I’m white!

  • Truthteller

    Deport her greasy ass to whatever poverty-stricken country she came from. That behavior is normal where shes from and explains the primal and primitive world outside the U.S. Better raise those walls a little higher!

    • Billy

      Just when I thought it couldn’t get any funnier.HaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHa!!!!!

  • Billy

    HaHaHaHaHaHaHaHa.You guys are hilarious.

  • Star Turner

    Well, getting back to the “real point” of making comments here, I would like to say that I hope that the little girl receives the healing through real love, and the necessary care that she needs, from her family and those that can help her live a victorious life.
    [Now, I thought that this was about the little girl, people? Not about the woman’s race.
    “David Walton”, Are you at all interested in starting up a training center to help those in other countries learn how to properly deal with stress and be the loving person that they can be? If not, keep your comments regarding this issue to yourself and do what you were created to do, which does not include educating other races for the improvement of mankind.
    “Roger”, ‘most violent crimes’ are committed by anyone of any race who chooses to act out their mean and hateful thoughts; that can include you or me. You should really do more research.
    The saying, ‘Never point your finger at anyone, for there are three more – and a thumb – pointing back at you’, has a very good place here. The very thing that we criticize others for can easily become our downfall. So, have more compassion people. Live a little bit longer and you too will soon see that what you have read is true.]

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  • Nathan

    What would posses anyone to choke a innocent helpless infant is beyond me. Clearly this woman did not like children so why do the job?? If I was the parent and I saw the video of that woman choking my child I would have lost it. I dont know how those parents stayed so composed and didnt attack her. Maybe she should be choked to see how she likes it.

  • Bob Hamilton

    If that had been my baby, I would not have called the police.

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