APD: Man arrested after being caught on nanny cam abusing child

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE)– You’ve likely heard about those “nanny cams” parents set up to keep an eye on a babysitter while parents are away.

Police say a babysitter who’s related to the family was caught in the act abusing a child.

Lydell Quam was in court Saturday.

Quam, a cousin, allegedly attacked the little baby he was watching who’s not even one year old.

It happened late September at a home near Tower and 98th in southwest Albuquerque.

Albuquerque police says a hidden camera shows him slapping her and throwing the baby on the floor.

Police say the child was put in a choke hold by Quam, then he kicked her again.

Quam later texted the father, “I’m sorry” with a sad face.

The baby has been released from UNM Hospital.

Quam is charged with child abuse. He is being held on a $15,000 bond.

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