Ja­maican teacher fined for beat­ing in­fant

Daily Observer (Jamaica) - - NEWS -

TORTOLA, Bri­tish Vir­gin Is­lands (CMC) — The court on Wed­nes­day slapped a Ja­maican teacher with a fine and sus­pended sen­tence for re­port­edly in­flict­ing 11 lashes on a twoyear-old for soil­ing the school’s bath­room walls with fae­ces.

Sharon Sal­mon, 52, was or­dered to pay US$500 in one month or, in de­fault, serve 30 days at Her Majesty’s Prison.

She was ad­di­tion­ally given a three-month prison sen­tence, which was sus­pended for one year.

The court was told that on Novem­ber 6, she took the child to the bath­room after sus­pect­ing that he needed a di­a­per change.

It’s re­ported that dur­ing the clean­ing process, Sal­mon re­alised that she did not bring baby wipes, so she left the child unat­tended to re­trieve some from an­other room.

Upon her re­turn, she saw the tod­dler hold­ing the soiled di­a­per and smear­ing fae­ces on the bath­room walls.

The court heard that she used an un­known ob­ject to in­flict the blows to the child’s thighs and but­tocks.

The mother of the tod­dler took the child to seek med­i­cal at­ten­tion and later re­ported the in­ci­dent to the school and po­lice.

Sal­mon, who is still a teacher at the school, was sub­se­quently charged.

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