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Eminem employees charged with child abuse

June 22, 2003 at 8:59 PM

DETROIT, June 22 (UPI) -- A bodyguard and nanny for rapper Eminem have been charged with abuse and neglect, but not in connection with the rapper's daughter.

Kenneth Owen Laws, 31, an Oakland County sheriff's deputy and Eminem's bodyguard, is accused of hitting his 8-year-old daughter with a belt and failing to protect her from abuse at the hands of his live-in girlfriend, Nadine Bailey, the Oakland Press reported.

Bailey was charged with one count of child abuse and is nanny to Eminem's daughter, police said.

Although the charges stem from alleged incidents only involving Laws' daughter, at least one of them happened at the home of Eminem, whose real name is Marshall Mathers III, police said.

The Oakland County Prosecutors office said efforts were being made to contact Eminem, who was out of the country. Officials were also seeking to have Laws' daughters removed from his home.

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