Nanny claims her Massapequa Park boss physically abused her

A live-in nanny who worked for a Massapequa Park family claims her former employer physically abused her, but was afraid to report it. Cindy Carter says her boss, Fontaine Sheridan, pushed her off the front steps of the house when she decided to leave. Carter, an undocumented worker, says she was afraid to report the abuse because she feared deportation. When Carter called police, Sheridan was arrested and charged with assault. Sheridan and her husband declined to comment, but their attorney called the allegations "outrageous and completely unfounded.? Activists, however, say nanny abuse is not uncommon when domestics are undocumented. They say some employers will threaten workers with deportation if they do not follow their rules. Sheridan is due to appear in court at the end of August.

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