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Nursery worker charged with beating a child and having indecent images

A teenager who worked at a nursery has been charged with multiple counts of assaulting a child and handling indecent images of children.

Sophie Elms, 18, has been charged with four counts of assaulting a child, six counts of distributing an indecent image of a child and nine counts of possessing indecent images of children.

Elms, who was on placement at the unnamed nursery in Swindon, Wiltshire, was bailed on the condition she has no unsupervised contact with children under 16 in a private place.

Nursery worker charged with beating a child Picture: Swindon Magistrates Court Credit: Google

Sophie Elms has been charged with multiple counts of assaulting a child (Picture: Google)

She is due to appear before magistrates in the town, where she lives, on September 26.

Police, who have not released her address, confirmed that none of the alleged offences are said to have happened at a childcare facility.

A Wiltshire police spokesperson said: ‘Sophie Elms, 18, from the Swindon area, has been charged with four counts of assaulting a child, six counts of distributing an indecent image of a child and nine counts of possessing indecent images of children.

‘As proceedings are active in this case and we urge people not to speculate.’



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