New Jersey daycare worker arrested for abusing 9-month-old girl in her care, cops say

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Source: Hudson County Prosecutor's Office, MEGA

May. 6 2021, Published 6:19 p.m. ET

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A daycare worker in New Jersey allegedly abused a 9-month-old girl in her care and now finds herself in time-out.

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Diana Camacho, 52, was arrested on May 4 when she turned herself in to police. She is charged with endangering the welfare of a child while she was an employee at Kiddie Academy of Hoboken, according to the Hudson County Prosecutor's Office.

The Special Victims Unit was contacted by the Division of Child Protection and Permanency, Institutional Abuse Investigations Unit about possible abuse by Camacho and launched an investigation, according to prosecutors. 

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The daycare said it contacted authorities on Dec. 14, 2020, after being made aware that "staff member acted in a manner contrary to operational procedures and our core values,” according to ABC 7 NY.

Camacho was also fired from the daycare facility.

"Any such incidences are not tolerated, and the staff member was terminated from her employment at the Academy," officials with Kiddie Academy of Hoboken told ABC 7 NY. "There is nothing more important than creating a nurturing and safe environment for the children in our care, and their families — it is our life's commitment.”

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