Day care workers get prison for abusing kids
Eight people convicted of child abuse at a Shanghai day care center owned by one of China’s leading travel service companies, Ctrip, were sentenced to up to a year and a half in prison by the Changning District People’s Court of Shanghai on Nov 27. Zheng Yan, who was in charge of the center, received the most severe sentence. The seven others received sentences of one year to one year and two months. Five of the accused were put on probation, during which time they are prohibited from providing care to others. Zheng Yan, along with Liang Shuo and Tang Ying, were barred from caregiving for five years after serving the full term. Testimony was given during the trial that the workers had applied spicy mustard to the children’s mouths and hands as a means of punishment at the day care center in August last year.