Nanny gets six weeks for throwing 8-month-old baby onto playmat
A 56-year-old nanny was sentenced to six weeks in jail at Kwun Tong Magistrates' Courts today after pleading guilty to one count of child abuse, where she threw an 8-month-old baby onto a playmat.
The nanny, Chong Chew-peng, was arrested last month after footage of her mistreating the baby surfaced online.
Chong’s psychological report pointed out that she was emotionally distressed on that day, after knowing one of her friends had passed away. The report also said the baby’s crying and refusal to be fed had triggered Chong’s actions
Chong does not have a propensity to violence and it is unlikely she will commit the offense again, the report read.
However, the magistrate said there is no reason for a reduced sentence, given the case involves a breach of trust, along with the victim being an 8-month-old baby, which was considered an aggravating factor.
The incident took place on the morning of June 18 at Tsui Hon House of Tsui Ping Estate in Kwun Tong, where Chong was hired by a family to take care of an 8-month-old baby girl.
Chung was then caught on surveillance camera throwing the baby girl onto a padded playmat after the infant was crying as Chong was trying to feed her.
The infant was fine after examination at United Christian Hospital.