Maid acquitted of scratching 4-month-old infant’s legs, cutting tips of milk bottle teats

21/1/2022 12:44:00 PM

Maid acquitted of scratching 4-month-old infant’s legs, cutting tips of milk bottle teats

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Maid acquitted of scratching 4-month-old infant’s legs, cutting tips of milk bottle teats

SINGAPORE — A 25-year-old domestic worker was acquitted on Friday (Jan 21) of abusing her employer’s infant daughter by scratching her legs and cutting the tips of two milk bottle teats with the intention of causing the girl to choke. District Judge John Ng found that the prosecution had not proven its

The Indonesian national had admitted to committing the offences in police statements, but subsequently retracted her admissions and said she had confessed in order for investigations to be completed soon so she could return home early.After the court hearing, she broke down in tears while accompanied by staff from the Indonesian embassy here. Later, she told reporters through a Bahasa Indonesia interpreter that she thanked God the case was over.

It was reasonable that she perceived the police did not believe her and she admitted to the offences for investigations to be completed soon and to return to Indonesia early.‘NO DEFINITIVE PROOF’ FROM CCTV FOOTAGEThe girl was four months old when her parents accused Nenti of abusing her in their public housing flat along Punggol Drive in August 2019. This was shortly after the maid began working for them.

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District Judge John Ng found that the prosecution had not proven its case against Nenti, who goes by one name, beyond a reasonable doubt. There was no direct proof of the alleged incidents and it was unclear if they had occurred, he said. Parents or guardians will receive an SMS with a personalised booking link to the mobile number that they have registered with for the primary series, to provide consent and book their child or ward’s booster vaccination appointment. The Indonesian national had admitted to committing the offences in police statements, but subsequently retracted her admissions and said she had confessed in order for investigations to be completed soon so she could return home early.10per cent and 3. The judge stressed that the police had not induced her to confess, but that it was “not inconceivable” she formed the impression on her own. Parents or guardians of children or wards aged 13 and above are not required to accompany them on the day of vaccination. Closed-circuit television (CCTV) footage submitted as evidence also proved inconclusive. It lead her to jokingly (we think) call him a “terrifying lover” 'cos you know, the Chinese believe that a dad is his daughter's lover in their previous life.

Nenti was cleared of one charge of voluntarily causing hurt to the infant and two counts of committing mischief. The authorities will work with SPED schools, and more details will be shared at a later date. After the court hearing, she broke down in tears while accompanied by staff from the Indonesian embassy here. Later, she told reporters through a Bahasa Indonesia interpreter that she thanked God the case was over. This will also be extended to children aged 5 to 11 years who are medically ineligible for the Pfizer-BioNTech/Comirnaty vaccine for their primary vaccination series. She was represented on a pro bono basis by defence counsel Josephine Costan from law firm David Nayar and Associates. “ It was reasonable that she perceived the police did not believe her and she admitted to the offences for investigations to be completed soon and to return to Indonesia early. Previously, the authorities announced that from 14 February, persons aged 18 years and above who have completed the primary vaccination series and are eligible for booster vaccination will be considered as fully vaccinated for only 270 days after the last dose in their primary vaccination series. He also helped to cover some of Sandy’s expenses as a wedding gift.

District Judge John Ng in acquitting domestic worker Nenti ” ‘NO DEFINITIVE PROOF’ FROM CCTV FOOTAGE On Friday, the judge outlined details of the case and why he had acquitted Nenti. Her employers, both civil servants, had hired her in late July 2019 to take care of their daughter and perform household chores. Story continues Starting from 14 March, persons aged 12 to 17 years who have completed their primary series and are now eligible for booster vaccination will also be considered fully vaccinated for only 270 days after their last primary series dose, and will require a booster dose to maintain their vaccinated status thereafter. She was their first domestic worker. The girl was four months old when her parents accused Nenti of abusing her in their public housing flat along Punggol Drive in August 2019. This was shortly after the maid began working for them. He even asked her if she could install a fire escape pole between their units so he can easily slide downstairs into her apartment (we’re pretty sure they’re pulling everyone’s leg at this point).

The girl’s father had testified during the trial that his wife told him about noticing scratch marks on their daughter’s legs. They ruled out anyone else but Nenti inflicting the marks. When Nenti was taken into police custody, the parents reviewed footage from CCTVs in their home and saw some clips of her handling the baby’s milk bottles in the kitchen. She was squeezing the teats while assembling the bottles. The couple then discovered two of the baby’s milk bottle teats had been “enlarged”, and suspected that the openings had been cut.

However, District Judge Ng found that the possibility of the teats being damaged through wear and tear could not be ruled out. An expert witness had conducted tests and come to that conclusion, having observed wear and tear on a used control teat. “This was sufficient to raise reasonable doubt and give some credence to her claim that she had not intentionally caused damage to the two teats,” the judge told the court. The CCTV footage of Nenti handling the teats provided “no definitive proof” that she committed the offences, and the girl’s parents had not complained about their daughter choking on milk until they saw the footage, District Judge Ng added. As for the alleged scratching incident, the judge noted that Nenti first told police officers she could have scratched the girl’s legs by accident by grabbing them on Aug 25, 2019.

The investigating officer later told her CCTV footage did not show her grabbing the girl’s legs tightly. Nenti then said she had scratched the girl’s legs on Aug 6 and gave a detailed account, apparently based on footage that same day. However, similar footage recorded the following day showed that she could have apparently committed the offence then. From this, District Judge Ng noted that the prosecution was not able to say what date Nenti actually scratched the girl’s legs, if it had happened. In addition, the CCTV footage showed, at best, the possible opportunities Nenti could have had to do this.

There was a moment on both Aug 6 and 7 that the girl’s mother had stepped out of the bathroom while supervising Nenti bathing the baby. Nothing untoward happened in the video clips and “showed everything to be quite normal”, the judge said. He added: “It was reasonable that she perceived the police did not believe her and she admitted to the offences for investigations to be completed soon and to return to Indonesia early. “I am satisfied that it is unsafe to find her guilty of the three charges based solely on the retracted confession in light of circumstances, and in totality of the evidence adduced at trial.” Those convicted of voluntarily causing hurt can be jailed for up to two years or fined up to S$5,000, or both.

Those convicted of mischief can be jailed for up to a year or fined, or both. Related topics .