COLUMBUS, Ohio — A mother who ran a babysitting service out of her home was behind bars Friday, charged with child abuse.
Gianna Cochran was charged with felonies involving sexual and physical abuse of children between the ages of 8 months and 2-years-old, 10TV's Kevin Landers reported.
Police said the alleged crimes happened in an apartment last year and involved at least five children.
A parent of an alleged victim suspected something was wrong with his daughter and helped alert police, Landers reported.
"I kept telling my fianc that was something wrong because (my daughter) always come home crying you know, every time we left there she would ball," said the parent, who requested anonymity.
The parent said that it started when the girl's mother raised questions to the babysitter about their daughter's face.
"She saw blotchiness, red on her face and neck," the parent said. "And she wanted to know what's going on and she said she was just crying."
Their suspicions of alleged abuse were verified months later, when police knocked on their door with a video," Landers reported.More...