Stepfather sentenced to 6 months' jail for abusing 2-year-old toddler at Yishun flat

Stepfather sentenced to 6 months' jail for abusing 2-year-old toddler at Yishun flat

Ibtimes·2018-02-10 05:10

A 29-year-old man slapped his two-year-old stepson for crying at night and left marks on to toddler's face and neck in June 2017. The court sentenced him six months and two weeks of imprisonment on Friday.

During the court hearing, the man pleaded guilty to one count each of ill-treating the boy, being a member of an unlawful assembly and using threatening words on a polyclinic doctor. He accepted that he physically abused his stepson twice in the same month.

The unnamed man and his wife, who is the boy's biological mother, was sleeping inside their Yishun flat in early June 2017 and they woke up after hearing the child's cry.

The 28-year-old mother and the husband scolded the child to stop crying. When she wanted to turn on the lights of her son's room, her husband asked her not to do that. Later she used the flashlight of the mobile phone and noticed red marks on the boy.

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