Police: ‘Nanny Cam’ Catches Woman Abusing Infants

CHICAGO (STMW) — When unexplained bruising appeared on one of a Lincoln Park family’s infant twin boys, their doctor suggested installing a home surveillance system — a hidden “nanny cam,” police say.

The video camera confirmed the family’s suspicions: Their 65-year-old nanny was abusing the infants — punching, kicking and smothering them, police told the Sun-Times.

Alice E. Vesely of the 2700 block of West Fitch was charged this week with two counts of felony aggravated battery to a child. Investigators say the abuse captured on video occurred Jan. 9 at a home in the 600 block of West Willow.

On Thursday, a Cook County judge ordered Vesely held on $300,000 bond.

The twins, less than a year old, were taken to Children’s Memorial Hospital, but neither suffered life-threatening injuries, police said.

It was unknown how long Vesely had worked for the family.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2012. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

  • no boday

    she should rot! happy to hear the parents did this…and I am sure it happens way more than any of us would ever believe. trusting people w/ your kids….you can’t do enough background checks. i would use nanny cam ALWAYS…just in case.

  • Vicky

    That’s why I had NO babysitters; way too much trash out there.

  • Afro

    Why do they take down posts? She commited a Lyndia crime hang her from tree

    • Jamall

      I agree, Afro. Tired of these Lyndia crimes!!

      • Lyndia

        I am a crime against humanity. I am not even human.

  • zarathrusta

    Time to get Old Sparky fired up!

  • April

    This is why you always need to research and do background checks on anyone that you allow in your home and especially to care for your children. I bet there’s some kind of criminal history that could have been figured out prior using one of those online nanny finder services. Not normal behavior at all!

  • Family dollar careers

    Children areas are mostly employed for putting the child to sleep in, modifying their particular diapers, swimming and transforming their own garments. Look at lights,…infant formula

  • pam colia

    i have known Alyce for over 40 years. she has worked with children for over 25 yerars and the families have all loved her. the gifts and love she redeives from her “grown up kids” is astonding. there must be way more to this storyt that i’m getting from this article, so let us not judge before we know all the faccts. Alyce, we all love you and will do everything we can to help you.

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