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Linda Klem of Kids Stop and Play Daycare in Holiday, Fla. has been charged by police with child abuse after she was caught on security camera kicking a sleeping 15-month-old.

The toddler's mother dropped her off at Kids Stop around 6 a.m. last Saturday morning "free of injuries" and picked her daughter up around 12:45 p.m. with "an abrasion under her eye and on the side of her face." From WFLA:

Police reviewed surveillance video showing Klem intentionally kicking the girl on the top of her head and dragging her foot over the left side of the child's face while she was sleeping. The girl woke up and started crying. About ten minutes later, the girl fell back asleep, and again, Klem comes up and forcefully kicks the girl on the buttocks.

"She's worked here with me for four years and I never would have expected anything like this out of her," Kids Stop owner Rhonda Sweatland told WFLA. "I've talked to all my staff, I have 16 staff members and none of them would have expected it either."

Klem, 49, was later released on $5,000 bond.

[Image via WFLA]