Finding the right person to take care of your kids can prove to be quite a task, especially as there is a rising number of crazy people around trying to kidnap kids. The parents have to feel confident that the person who is going to be look after their child or children is the right for the job, otherwise it call all go quite terribly wrong. Just how wrong you ask? Well, we’ve found the ten uttermost shocking cases of when it all went to hell and listed them below. Some of the consequences these people faced were terrible, but not nearly as bad as the ones the children’s parents faced.
Benjamin Evan Nelson
Benjamin Evan Nelson got his job as a babysitter via the website Care.com, a reputable website that provides all kind of “sitting” services. Turns out Nelson was not the ideal nanny as he was a sadistic child predator. He was sentenced to 35 years imprisonment after being convicted on five counts of first-degree sodomy, six counts of first-degree sexual abuse, and one count of luring a child.
Shalin Ren Payne
29-year-old Shalin Ren Payne was supposed to be babysitting his fiancee’s kids but was instead busy sexually assaulting the oldest of the kids, a 12-year-old girl. He was caught by the mother coming home and throwing a flower vase at his head. He was charged with rape, aggravated assault, sexual battery, child molestation, and sodomy.
43-year-old Michelle Heale’s responsibility was to take care of the 14-month-old Mason Hess while his parents were working. Heale snapped the neck of the baby after ‘patting’ it on the back, quite forcefully. This caused the baby’s head to jerk backwards and then forwards, snapping its neck and causing its death.
Adrianna Bradley was taking care of her babies alongside babysitting for her friend’s eight-month-old. In 2015, the baby died from head injuries that were connected to being thrown or shaken. Bradley was charged with manslaughter while she still insists the baby fell and it wasn’t her fault.
In November of 2015, Tim and Joanie Albers called their local police station in order to report that their two-year-old daughter, Lyndon, disappeared while they were sleeping. The girl was found later that night at the side of the road, naked, dirty and with cigarette burns on her body. She was kidnapped by her one-time babysitter Abigail Hanna.