October 21, 2020

Report: Nanny cam footage shows caregiver shoving sock in mouth of woman with disabilities. She was arrested.

A Mississippi woman was arrested Thursday after police say relatives using a nanny cam allegedly caught the woman abusing a woman with disabilities who lived in an assisted living facility.

Gulf Coast media report the arrest of Candaneshia Bass, 23, of Long Beach.

She was charged with simply assault on a vulnerable adult. The felony charge can result in a sentence of up to five years in prison.

Harrison County Sheriff’s Office investigators said relatives of the 61-year-old victim became suspicious of abuse and placed a nanny cam in the woman’s room.

The video footage from the nanny cam reportedly shows a woman stuffing a sock in the woman’s mouth and tied a scarf around her head to keep the sock in place, WLOX reports, referencing a press release from Harrison County Sheriff Troy Peterson.

Bass was being held at the Harrison County Jail on a $50,000 bond.