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Hampstead nanny jailed for shaking baby

PUBLISHED: 14:54 08 September 2008 | UPDATED: 15:22 07 September 2010

Pic shows Jasmine Schmidt, at the Old Bailey.
The trial of a high-class nanny, is due to start today.

Jasmine Schmidt, 31, is charged with causing grievous bodily harm and actual bodily harm to babies aged two months and three months.

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Pic shows Jasmine Schmidt, at the Old Bailey. The trial of a high-class nanny, is due to start today. Jasmine Schmidt, 31, is charged with causing grievous bodily harm and actual bodily harm to babies aged two months and three months. FILE PICTURE. SEE STORY CENTRAL NEWS

A nanny to the stars who left a two-and-half-month-old baby with brain damage and a broken arm in an act of genuine cruelty was jailed for three years on Monday. Jasmin Schmidt, 34, from Primrose Gardens, South Hampstead, who had previously worked for a

A nanny to the stars who left a two-and-half-month-old baby with brain damage and a broken arm 'in an act of genuine cruelty' was jailed for three years on Monday.

Jasmin Schmidt, 34, from Primrose Gardens, South Hampstead, who had previously worked for an A-list celebrity, lost her temper with the baby during a 'restless night' in September 2002 and shook him violently, the Old Bailey heard.

Last month she was unanimously convicted on two counts of grievous bodily harm.

Jailing her on Monday, the judge Jeremy Gold QC said: "It was an act of genuine cruelty and you should be ashamed. You are obviously not ashamed because you continue to deny responsibility.

"By your behaviour you have showed yourself to be unworthy of belonging to a profession which is dedicated to the care of often sick and vulnerable children.

"It is self-evident you should never again be entrusted to care for children."

Schmidt had worked for a number of wealthy families in and around London after arriving in the UK in 1998.

Her former clients include a famous pop star, who cannot be named for legal reasons.

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