The teen has been charged with one count of committing negligent child abuse in connection to the assault of a 20-month-old boy.
A young Nebraska woman who used to work at a daycare center was arrested and charged for allegedly abusing a toddler in her care. Courtney Ann Stickley, the accused, reportedly also shared a video of the abuse on Snapchat, which was later discovered by the boy's mother who then reported her to the police. According to an arrest affidavit cited by Nebraska TV, the 19-year-old has been charged with one count of committing negligent child abuse in connection to the assault of a 20-month-old boy, which allegedly took place at an unnamed childcare facility in Grant back on April 25.
The Perkins County Sheriff's Office launched a criminal investigation into the incident after the child's mother contacted law enforcement about coming across a Snapchat video that reportedly showed Stickley sweeping her son's feet from under him, causing the toddler to fall. "The boy’s mother reported the incident to law enforcement after she was provided with a Snapchat video taken by Stickley that reportedly showed her sweeping the boy’s feet out from behind him, causing him to fall and land on the floor, striking his buttocks, back and head before he cried," the publication reported.
"The sergeant says this was believed to be done knowingly and intentionally as the video started recording prior to Stickley sweeping the boy's legs out from behind him," it added. The cops later questioned two previous employees at the same location, who apparently verified that it was Stickley in the Snapchat video while recognizing her attire and items in the backdrop. The ex-employees also claimed that the video was shot in the toddler room. When the sergeant attempted to schedule an interview with Stickley on June 24, she claimed "to be too busy to do so for the next two to three weeks."
Glad the child wasn't injured and even more glad missy is such a stupid criminal.— DeathRocksFromSpace (@gamgeegirl) July 5, 2022
However, the very next day she was caught on a reckless driving complaint. Later that night, she was arrested on suspicion of child abuse. Stickley was subsequently transferred to Ogallala's Keith County Jail, according to the sheriff's office. She was released after paying 10% of her $7,500 bail. The news of Stickley's arrest and the circumstances leading up to it caused quite an outrage on social media. "Got some winners watching children. What an evil b**ch," commented @_TntRed_. "Idiots still filming their crimes... I mean, she should be charged for all that plus being a m***n! Then throw the book at her! Then throw it again... Seriously," wrote @Rwwatson.
Should never be permitted to reproduce.— Matt Christopher, MPA (@PoBastid) July 7, 2022
"Lock her up and throw the damn key away," tweeted @mudshark82. "This generation has had their minds poisoned with sharing extreme acts, as their brains burn out the part that tells them 'This should be shocking to you, to let you know this is wrong and dangerous.' You should be worried about the future, as this is everywhere," wrote @GoodDoggieTail. "Social media is a whole shitty thing now at this point... People can literally do anything for some views and popularity," commented @fcukyouppl. "At least it's telling of how many sick individuals there are out there. And idiots... Criminals aren't the brightest. Filming it? Really? It's like they WANT to go to jail," wrote @Flowerzwild2.