Video: Saskia David, Mom of Toddler Stuffed in Washing Machine, Wants Babysitter Prosecuted

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Appearing on the 'Today' show this morning (video below), Saskia David, whose toddler Samier Bush, was recorded being put into a washing machine, says that she wants to press charges against the babysitter, "Sandra," who was watching her child.

David said: "I just want to tell Sandra. This is not over because everybody said on the news that I wasn't pressing charges, and I am."

The mom actually learned about the incident on the news: "I was, like, I know that ain't my child, oh, oh my god…I didn't know until the next morning until the police came knocking on my door."

As reported on Opposing Views, Samier was dropped into a washing machine, which automatically locked and started washing.

Fortunately, the machine was turned off by an employee of the laundromat.

Originally, the people in the video were reported to be Samier's parents, but the Camden County Prosecutor's Office now says they were the babysitter and her male friend.

The babysitter told NBC News on Wednesday: "It’s like it happened so fast. All I know is I heard the click [of the machine], and I turned around, and I saw it and I panicked, like I didn't know what to do. [The man] thought he was playing peekaboo. He didn't do it intentionally, and I told him, 'You don't play like that,' and now I guess he understands that."


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