Lincoln County babysitter arrested in Alabama for child abuse

(Courtesy: Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department)

LINCOLN COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – A felony warrant for child abuse was issued for a woman in Lincoln County accused of hurting a child she was babysitting.

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department said they were made aware of possible child abuse this past Monday involving a toddler under the age of 2.

An investigation was immediately launched, authorities said, and it was determined the mother of the child had a nanny cam that captured the abuse.

The footage was provided to the sheriff’s office who issued the child abuse warrant against 34-year-old Rainey Upton,  after reviewing the video and consulting with the district attorney.

According to a press release, the video was also posted to social media by the mother. “The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department would urge the public to allow the judicial process to work in this case,” authorities noted.

Upton was booked into the Madison County jail in Alabama late Tuesday night.

Rainey Upton (Courtesy: Madison County jail)