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Police: Babysitter Beat 8-Year-Old; Child Thought She Was Going To Die

Police: Babysitter Beat 8-Year-Old; Child Thought She Was Going To Die

By Kathy Niver. CREATED Dec 6, 2011

Omaha, NE - Two children ran to a grocery store for help after they watched a babysitter beat their sister.

Police reports say their babysitter was "beating their sister up and punching her." They were concerned for their eight-year-old sister and were afraid the 26-year-old would beat them too.

When officers showed up at the apartment at 1501 Park Avenue, they found the girl on the bedroom floor curled up in a ball, crying. She told them the babysitter punched her several times in the stomach and shoulder and pulled her hair. She thought the woman was going to kill her.

Tashauna Williams reportedly admitted "spanking" the child after their mother told her to discipline them. Williams was cited for child abuse.

The mother picked uo her children and took them home.

Reported by Kathy Sarantos Niver, kathy@action3news.com