Target: Madeline Singas, District Attorney of Nassau County, New York
Goal: Seek the maximum possible punishment for nanny who reportedly used a curling iron to burn a child.
A nanny was reportedly caught on a security camera burning a 2-year-old child with a curling iron. According to investigators, 21-year-old Nosipho Nxumalo admitted to the horrific punishment, stating that “the child wouldn’t listen, and I wanted to discipline him using the iron, so I burned him.”
The child’s mother, Angela Persaud, says she discovered the burns on her son’s hands and legs when she was bathing him, and he yelled out in pain. The CCTV footage shows the nanny testing the iron as it heats up. It then shows her touching the curling iron to the child, who is on all fours, his head hung down. First she goes for his feet, and the poor little boy jerks away, but she continues the torture, chasing his little hands with the iron. Persaud says that the nanny can be seen showing him that it’s hot, while saying “I’m going to use it on you.” She yells at him and grabs him multiple times, says Persaud.
Nxumalo was charged with two counts of assault, criminal possession of a weapon, and endangering the welfare of a child. Burning a child as punishment is torture. There’s no telling how much trauma a child would suffer after being tortured with a curling iron. Please sign this petition to demand that this innocent child be given the justice he deserves, and his alleged tormenter sentenced to the maximum extent the law will allow.
Dear District Attorney Singas,
A nanny was reportedly caught on camera repeatedly burning a 2-year-old with a hot curling iron. The footage shows her pressing the iron to the little boy’s foot. He jerks away in pain, but she continues, chasing his little hands with the iron.
The nanny said that she burned the child because he wouldn’t listen, according to investigators. The actions shown in the video look like pure torture. This little boy will likely be traumatized for a very long time, and the least he deserves is justice. We urge you to see to it that this woman receives the most severe possible penalty, if guilty.
[Your Name Here]
Photo credit: Nassau Police Department