Cou­ple ac­cused of cut­ting, burn­ing 7-month-old in­fant

Kathimerini English - - Front Page -

A 27-year-old woman and her 19-year-old part­ner told an in­ves­ti­gat­ing mag­is­trate in the western port city of Pa­tra yes­ter­day that the cuts, cig­a­rette burns and bruises on their 7-month-old daugh­ter were in­flicted by her brother, a tod­dler who is just two years older. The pair face lengthy prison terms if found guilty of child abuse, as doc­tors car­ing for the baby have al­legedly sub­mit­ted ev­i­dence of vi­o­lence that dates back sev­eral months, while the Smile of the Child char­ity said that its hotline had re­ceived a number of com­plaints against the woman in the pe­riod be­tween 2009 and 2011, say­ing she had abused her three other chil­dren. Those three chil­dren had been re­moved from her cus­tody. The cou­ple tried to con­vince the Pa­tra mag­is­trate dur­ing their ini­tial tes­ti­mony that their two-and-a-half-year-old son had ac­ci­den­tally poured scald­ing milk on his 7-month-old sis­ter and had also hit her. They were given un­til to­day to pre­pare their de­po­si­tion.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Greece

© PressReader. All rights reserved.