Berkeley nanny arrested and charged with felony child abuse

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A longtime nanny was arrested on Monday for allegedly violently treating a 6-month-old boy under her care in Berkeley, police said today.

The Berkeley parents called police last Friday and turned over video from their home surveillance system that shows their nanny, 44-year-old Ingrid Perez of Richmond, treating their infant son violently, according to police.

The child was taken to a hospital to be examined but did not appear to be injured, police said.

Police arrested Perez on Monday as she was on her way to another childcare job in Berkeley. She has worked for a number of different families in the area over the last 10 years, police said.

She has been charged with two counts of child abuse, one felony and one misdemeanor, and remains in custody without bail.

Investigators have contacted other families she's worked for but so far haven't discovered nay other victims, police said.

Anyone with additional information about the case has been asked to contact Detective Kelly with the Berkeley police special victims unit at (510) 981-4760
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