Wyoming Nanny Gets 18 Months for Child Abuse
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming nanny has been sentenced to 18 months in jail after being caught on video abusing a 15-month-old boy.
The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports Sandy Olvera of Jackson pleaded no contest to three counts of unlawful contact. Teton County Circuit Court Judge James Radda sentenced Olvera Friday and ordered her to pay $19,000 in restitution.
The boy's family said in the months after hiring Olvera, their son went from happy and easygoing to scared and irritable. They ordered cameras that captured nine incidents of rough handling and abuse in a five-hour period and called police.
The boy's parents say he suffers from night terrors and is undergoing counseling.
Olvera's attorney Chris Leigh says Olvera was physically and verbally abused as a child and has enrolled in counseling.