A Georgia daycare worker is behind bars after allegedly body-slamming a toddler who refused to take a nap, according to local news reports.
Jonee Nicole Hamilton, 20, was arrested Tuesday at Oxford Babies, a daycare center in Smyrna, Georgia, a city northwest of Atlanta, according to WSB-TV 2 Atlanta.
Hamilton was cuffed a week after the incident, in which she allegedly became frustrated that the toddler did not want to take a nap, WSB-TV reports.
The alleged attack left the child bleeding from the mouth, police told Fox 5 Atlanta.
"She takes the head of the child and slams it into the ground and she picks the kid up and slams her on the ground and causes a laceration on the lip and it bleeds everywhere," said Smyrna Police officer Heather Knight, according to Fox 5.
The parents of the child took her to the doctor following the incident, but fortunately the toddler did not suffer a concussion or any other serious internal injuries, Knight told Fox 5.
"We have seen deaths from this kind of action. We're very lucky, the parents of the little girl are very lucky this child did not lose her life," Knight said, according to the television station.
In addition to the body slam, Hamilton is also accused of shoving the toddler’s face into a floor mat earlier in the day, police told WSB-TV 2 Atlanta.
Hamilton had worked at the daycare center since September and had passed a background check when she was hired, police told the station.
Hamilton was booked into Cobb County Jail on Tuesday evening, and is currently being held without bail on charges of felony assault and cruelty to children, according to online jail records.
[Photo: Cobb County Jail]
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