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Camera catches Charlotte nanny allegedly shake baby "violently"

Ann Wilensky faces a misdemeanor child abuse charge. Court records show she allegedly shook a little girl so violently, her head and neck jerked back and forth.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — An area nanny is accused of misdemeanor child abuse after a Charlotte family's camera reportedly filmed her violently shaking a baby.

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department served 65-year-old Ann Elizabeth Wilensky with a criminal summons Thursday.

According to court records, the family's nanny camera captured video of an incident Tuesday involving a baby.

"The video shows the defendant shaking the child violently after the child becomes upset," court records said. "The child's head and neck jerked back and forth violently during the shaking. The defendant is then shown slapping the child on the back several times. The victim had a red mark on her forehead and a red mark on her back."

Wilensky denied hurting the little girl.

"This an alleged incident," Wilensky said. "I haven't been found guilty of anything."

While she's hasn't seen the video in question, now considered evidence, she said it likely shows her trying to burp the little girl, who she said is sometimes difficult to feed.

"I don't beat her," she said. "As far as I'm concerned, I did not violently shake her."

Wilensky said in 28 years of working as a nanny, no one has ever accused her of hurting a child.

She is due in court in July.

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