30 Jun '16, 1pm

Pre-enlistees entering NS from 2017 can indicate vocation of choice:Ng Eng Hen

SINGAPORE - A Filipino maid who pinched a two-year-old boy on various parts of his body for nearly a year was on Thursday (June 23) jailed for six months. Fajardo Elizabeth Esquiral, 26, pleaded guilty to one charge of ill-treating the child by physically abusing him and causing him unnecessary pain. A district court heard that Fajardo was hired in July 2013 by a woman who was a single, working mother. The maid's primary task was to look after the woman's two sons, now aged three and nine. They cannot be named to protect the children's identities. Fajardo slept in the same bedroom as the younger child. The older son, the court heard, was mischievous but whenever Fajardo got upset, she would pinch the younger boy as he was unlikely to report her actions. In January (2016), when the mother found multiple scars and wounds all over her son's body and limbs, she took him to hos...

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