West Ruimveldt woman remanded for willfully neglecting child

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By Ramona Luthi

A 35-year-old woman was today remanded to prison for willfully contributing to her child being in need of protective intervention.

Jewel Coats of West Ruimveldt, Georgetown appeared before Magistrate Faith McGusty at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court.

It is alleged that on Tuesday 30th September, 2016 at West Ruimveldt, Georgetown, she willfully contributed to her child, Chrystal Bramble who was 3-weeks-old at the time, being in need of protective intervention.

Her explanation to the court was that her child’s father took away the baby’s stuff and went out. He subsequently returned home drunk and she left to visit her aunt for four hours, leaving the child in his custody.

Coats said that when she returned home to breastfeed the child, the baby was not home and she became aware that her child’s father had taken the infant to the home of his older daughter.

She said that when she arrived at the man’s daughter’s home, she was not permitted to breastfeed the child.

Coats further told the court that she does not want the infant anymore and requested that the father keep the child away from her.

The West Ruimveldt woman is expected to reappear in Court tomorrow, October 4th, 2016, as they await a pending probation report.

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