Parents set up nannycam and catch nurse Thelma Manalastas beating their son
SHOCKING: The nannycam captures the nurse beating the infant

PARENTS were shocked when they tuned into their nanny cam to discover a horrible truth

Shocking footage revealed the nurse hired to look after their two-year-old special needs son was beating him.

In the video the nurse calmly descends a staircase in the dark holding a rolled-up magazine.

The woman then walks over to the child – who lies in a baby rocker on the floor – stoops down and beats him on the leg with the magazine before sitting down.

Moments later, the nurse rises and hits the boy again.

She can also be seen forcefully placing him in the seat.

The child's mother, Dyanna Ko, from Los Angeles, watched the cruelty in horror live from a nannycam app on her phone.

Her son Landon suffers from Rubinstein-Taybo syndrome, meaning he can only be fed through a tube, is blind in one eye, can't speak and requires 24-hour care.

Dyanna and husband Chris agonised as they saw their son being beaten while they were 20 minutes away watching their other son play basketball.

"I told the other moms. I said i think I see my special needs baby being abused. I think I'm going to pass out," Ko told CBS Los Angeles.

The horrified parents called the police who raced to their family home and arrested the nurse – who was being paid hundreds of dollars a week – immediately.

"I just feel like as his parents we failed him because we left someone to take of him," said Dyanna.

The nurse was identified as Thelma Manalastas, who worked for Maxim Healthcare Services, which said: "Upon learning of this incident, we conducted an investigation that resulted in the termination of Ms. Manalastas' employment with Maxim.

"We have notified the California Board of Nursing and will continue to fully cooperate with the authorities as they investigate this matter."

The Ko family have filed a lawsuit against both Maxim and the nurse and have set up a YouCaring page for those wanting to help fund caring for their son.

 
 
 
 
By Staff 06/24/2017 14:10:00