26 Mar '11, 3am

33 months jail for maid who abused child

SINGAPORE - A 17-year-old Indonesian maid has been sentenced to 33 months' jail for abusing her ex-employer's daughter who was then only a year old. The maid is not named to protect the girl's identity. The maid, who ill-treated the toddler in a Bedok Reservoir Road flat in November and December 2009, pleaded guilty to eight of 19 child abuse charges. Within a space of just five days, the teenager kicked the girl and slapped her several times. She also dragged the child by the hand across the living room before dropping her onto a mattress. The abuse caused the girl to suffer injuries, including bruises to her legs. On Friday, the court was shown video clips of the maid committing the offence. Deputy Public Prosecutor Wong Woon Kwong said that the girl's parents had installed several closed-circuit cameras inside their flat without the maid's knowledge. That is because the...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/Singapore/EDC110326-0000083/33...

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