10 Mar '11, 5am

A man who caned 2 boys under his care was jailed 6 months for ill-treating them

A man who caned 2 boys under his care was jailed 6 months for ill-treating them

The man was sentenced to six months in jail for ill-treating two boys under his care. -- ST PHOTO ILLUSTRATION A MAN who caned two brothers under his care was sentenced to six months' jail on Thursday for ill-treatment. But the 45-year-old electronic scientist is appealing against the sentence. Bail of $15,000 was offered. He was wheeled to court in a stretcher with a tube attached to his nose. The man, who cannot be named to protect the identities of the victims, recently suffered a heart attack and was hospitalised. The bespectacled man had earlier pleaded guilty to two charges of ill-treating the nine-year-old boy and his 11-year-old brother at his house on April 3, 2009. Two other charges of ordering the older boy to slap the younger one a total of 90 times the previous day were considered during his sentencing. A Community Court heard that sometime in December 2008, t...

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