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S’pore childcare centre staff allegedly stabbed 6-year-old boy with pen, faces up to 8 years’ jail

Singapore childcare centre staff gets charged for “stabbing” 6-year-old boy

A 43-year-old childcare centre staff was charged on Friday (24 May) for “stabbing” a 6-year-old boy multiple times with a pen, resulting in cuts on the boy’s face and scalp.

The woman faces one count of ill-treating a child under her care, as per the Children and Young Persons Act.

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Childcare staff accused of “stabbing” 6-year-old boy

According to Channel NewsAsia (CNA), the incident happened at an undisclosed childcare centre in Singapore in Nov 2022.

Singapore childcare centre staff stabs child

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The victim’s identity, the accused identity, and the location of the incident were not disclosed due to a gag order.

The woman was accused of “stabbing” the boy “several times” with a pen, leaving several abrasions on his face and scalp:

  • 1cm abrasion on his scalp
  • 1.5cm abrasion over his scalp
  • 2cm abrasion over his eyebrow ridge

Childcare centre staff faces up to 8 years’ jail

CNA reported that the woman intends to plead guilty.

She was offered bail of S$15,000 and will return to court next month.

If found guilty of ill-treating a child under her care, the woman faces up to eight years in jail, a fine of up to S$8,000, or both.

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