Babysitter Arrested for Allegedly Striking, Shaking Infant in Danville

The baby's parents allegedly saw the suspect striking and shaking their child using a remote video camera.

A babysitter has been arrested for allegedly striking, then shaking a 10-month old baby in Danville, police said.

Mikayla Ririe, 23, of Antioch, was arrested on suspicion of child abuse after the alleged incident was caught on video, according to police.

Ririe was arrested shortly after 2:30 p.m. Monday after officers responded to the home on Bordeaux Court. She was booked into the Martinez Detention Facility.

The infant was transported to San Ramon Regional Hospital as a precaution, police said.

Neighbors said the Ririe was working at the home Monday through Friday for the past few months. The mother suspected something was going on, so she placed a nanny cam inside the home, neighbors said.

"You just don't think these things happen, and then it's right there in front of my house," neighbor Mira Shmel said.

It is not known if Ririe was hired from a babysitter service. She is scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday.

Bay City News contributed to this report.

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