A 32-year-old woman has pleaded guilty to ill-treating a child in her care under the Children and Young Persons Act. The accused, who remains unnamed due to a gag order, has confessed to subjecting her six-year-old son to severe abuse in 2020.
According to court proceedings, the incident occurred on May 11, 2020, when the accused was in her bedroom with several of her children, including the young victim. Frustrated by her son’s misbehavior, she punched him and instructed him to perform a handstand, which he was unable to maintain.
Over the course of approximately 10 minutes, the woman repeatedly struck the child with a belt, kicking and slapping him while he cried out in pain.
“The boy cried out in pain but his mother ignored his pleas for her to stop, she stuck him more than 100 times with a belt”, according to CNA report..
Shockingly, the abuse was captured on closed-circuit television cameras within the residence. Although the public and media were asked to leave the courtroom during the viewing of the footage, the anguished cries of the child were audible from outside.
Doctor Finds 50+ Bruises on Abused Boy
The following day, the woman took her son to a neighborhood police center, falsely claiming that her boyfriend had been responsible for the injuries. The child exhibited bruises and scratches, prompting a doctor to note more than 50 bruises and abrasions during an examination.
Upon further investigation, it was revealed that the woman had lied about the source of the abuse. In fact, she was responsible for the shocking acts of violence against her own child.
The accused was later diagnosed with adjustment disorder with depressed mood by a doctor from the Institute of Mental Health, though the prosecution and defense disagree on whether this condition played a role in her actions.
The case has been adjourned until November for a Newton hearing, which aims to address issues that the prosecution and defense are unable to agree upon before mitigation and sentencing are carried out. The accused could face severe consequences for her actions, including a potential jail sentence of up to eight years, a fine of up to S$8,000, or both.
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