Day care work­ers get prison for abus­ing kids

China Daily European Weekly - - News Digest -

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.

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