13 Nov '17, 6am

Property agent jailed for hitting son's cheek and striking his body with a clothes hanger

SINGAPORE - A property agent was jailed for seven weeks on Monday (Nov 13) for ill-treating his 10-year-old son, causing him unnecessary physical pain. The man swung his hand and hit his son's cheek while travelling in a car on Dec 30, 2015. He also used a clothes hanger to hit the boy's body at least four times at home on Jan 2, 2016. The 42-year-old accused pleaded guilty to child abuse. Another similar charge was taken into consideration during sentencing. Deputy Public Prosecutor (DPP) Claire Poh said that the accused, who cannot be named in order to protect the identity of the child, and his wife are divorced and have three children, including the victim. On Dec 30, 2015, the accused was driving his car with the victim and his younger sister seated in the back when the man asked the boy about an outing. The younger sister said they met their mother during the outing. ...

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