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Manhasset KinderCare worker hit 1-year-old, Nassau police say

Jeanine Sammis, 36, of Hewlett, has been charged

Jeanine Sammis, 36, of Hewlett, has been charged with hitting a toddler in September at KinderCare in Manhasset, Nassau County police said in a news release Oct. 20, 2017. Credit: NCPD

A child care worker from Hewlett has been charged with slapping a 1-year-old female in her care last month, Nassau County police said.

Jeanine Sammis, 36, was given an appearance ticket and ordered to appear in First District Court in Hempstead on Tuesday to face misdemeanor charges of attempted assault in the second degree and endangering the welfare of a child, police said.

Sammis worked at Manhasset KinderCare on Northern Boulevard in Manhasset and “was observed slapping a one-year-old female child on the back of her head on several different occasions during the month of September,” police said in a news release.

“Her actions were brought to the attention of the management and a subsequent investigation by detectives led to her arrest on Thursday,” the news release said.

A woman who answered the telephone Friday at the child care facility said Sammis no longer worked there, but declined to say anything further.

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