Babysitter facing charge after alleged abuse caught on camera

Babysitter facing charge after alleged abuse caught on camera
Alyson Tester

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - A Middletown babysitter is now facing a child endangering charge after alleged abuse of a 10-month-old was caught on camera in October.

Corrie Beckett said her 10-month-old son, Owen, was abused at the hands of 22-year-old Alyson Tester.

According to court documents, the video shows Tester appearing to strike the child, sitting on the child for about 30 seconds and shaking the child while yelling “shut up.”

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Beckett said she knew Tester well.

“She was in my son’s life since he was born.” she said.

Once Beckett became concerned for the care of her son, they installed a video recording system.

“When I questioned her about the blood on his mouth and clothes she said it happened when she was giving him his pacifier and I immediately knew that isn’t possible," Beckett said.

Tester was booked into the Butler County Jail.

She is being arraigned in court on Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 8:30 a.m.

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