An Aiken woman is behind bars, facing charges of alleged child abuse.
31-year-old Markita Nicole Rainey faces 5 charges of Unlawful Conduct Towards a Child.
Aiken Public Safety officers responded to reports of child abuse at a childcare facility on Summerwood Way on Monday.
Rainey was seen on video striking a 1-year-old in the face with an open hand.
The video also showed Rainey pick up several other 1-year-olds by the arm and toss them onto mats on the floor.
She was also seen pushing one child to the floor while he was standing in her way as she carried another by the arm.
The staff of the facility immediately asked Rainey to leave upon seeing the video.
She’s curently being held at the Aiken County Detention Center awaiting a bond hearing.