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Nanny arrested after horrifying video shows her shoving food in sobbing 2-year-old's mouth

North Carolina couple Max and Laura Oglesby produced clips of Lauren Rowe abusing their 2-year-old son Declan to the police who arrested her later
UPDATED OCT 30, 2021
Lauren Rowe was seen abusing Declan,2, on nanny cam by her parents Max and Laura Oglesby (WCTI)
Lauren Rowe was seen abusing Declan,2, on nanny cam by her parents Max and Laura Oglesby (WCTI)

Nanny from hell Lauren Rowe is under arrest after abusing a 2-year-old child she was handed the job of caring for. A hidden camera revealed episodes of abuse baby Declan suffered while in Rowe's care. The child's parents contacted the police and produced the clips which run into hours. From holding the toddler's arms behind his back to force-feeding him and then holding his mouth shut - Rowe did it all leaving all shocked. 

In related news, McKenna Newell, a babysitter from Utah was caught kicking infants in the ribs on a nanny cam set up by the father of the twins she was looking after. Newell was seen putting a blanket over the children's faces in an attempt to muffle their cries. She was also seen shaking the children. Later in the video, when the child cries again, she is seen kicking her in her ribs and is seen hitting the child. She then goes on to attack the other child as well. She was sentenced to a month in jail along with a $5,000 fine, 500 hours of community service, and anger management classes for kicking. A 73-year-old nanny was found guilty of murdering an 8-month baby girl by force-feeding her eight ounces of milk in 30 seconds. Florida man Joshua Manns killed a 3-year-old boy in his care but lied to the baby's mom that he drowned. 


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Max and Laura Oglesby, parents of Declan, 2, were shocked when they saw Lauren Rowe abusing their child on nanny cam (WCTI)

Lauren Rowe charged with misdemeanor child abuse

The incident of abuse against 2-year-old Declan came to light in the night on October 26 as the baby's father Max and step-mom Laura saw Rowe shoving food into their baby's mouth while caring for him at their home in New Bern. In the video, Declan can be seen screaming for help while kicking his legs as Rowe held his wrists behind his high chair. She then stuffed spoons of chicken pot pie into his mouth and held his mouth shut while he cried for his "Daddy" repeatedly. The footage was shared on Facebook and the cops were notified about this incident. 

Rowe is now in custody and she's been charged with misdemeanor child abuse. "We are all emotionally drained by this whole experience," Laura wrote on Facebook. "Our main goal now is to make sure this sticks to her like glue so she can’t ever do this sort of thing to a child, dog, or person in general ever again," she added. The couple revealed they had to make a tough decision of hiring a nanny for a couple of days as they got busy renovating their bar in Washington, North Carolina which was an hour from their home. While working on their bar, the couple stopped to check nanny cam where they made the horrific discovery and began recording their child's ordeal. 

Rowe was released after posting a $2,500 secured bond which was posted just 30 minutes after her arrest. She has two upcoming appearances to make at the court, one on November 19 for speeding, a revoked registration tag and reckless driving, and another on December 2 for driving a car without valid registration.