A mother has been charged with abusing her eight-year-old daughter by forcing her to parade naked on the streets of Hong Kong. She committed that act to punish the girl for damaging a fan. According to the chargesheet, the naked girl was spotted wandering near a commercial mall in Tuen Mun on June 18.
A passer-by bought her clothes at the mall before calling the police. The girl was sent to a hospital where doctors found bruises on her arms, legs and chest. Police investigations revealed that the girl was beaten by her mother with a clothes hanger after she broke a switch of an electric fan. After the beating, the mother removed the girl’s clothes and pushed her out of the house, ordering her to parade through the streets.The mother, a 35-year-old ex-beautician, admitted that she had used the wrong way to punish the child.She pleaded guilty to the charge of abusing her daughter at a court on Wednesday. The court has set July 7 for sentencing. The mother was released on bail.
Source: Ming Pao, Hong Kong
Published June 25 2010