Cops: Cobb day-care worker body-slammed 16-month-old

A child-care worker has been arrested and charged after she allegedly body-slammed a 16-month-old into a mat at the center, injuring the child, Smyrna police said Wednesday.

Jonee Nicole Hamilton, 20, of Austell, was fired by the facility, Oxford Babies, after the Nov. 28 incident, police Officer Heather Knight said in a news release.

Hamilton was arrested Tuesday and charged with aggravated assault and child cruelty, Knight said.

She was in the Cobb County Jail without bond Wednesday.


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Police began investigating Tuesday, including reviewing video of the alleged incident.

They got a report that an employee of the center “had taken a 16-month-old child and shoved their head into a mat because the child failed to go to sleep.

“Hamilton then picked up the child and slammed (the child) with force onto the mat, causing a laceration on the inside of the lip. This caused a bleeding injury which bloodied the child’s shirt.”

The investigation is active. Anyone with information is asked to call 770-434-6666.

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