Caretaker charged with inflicting grievous bodily harm on a 6-y-o child

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A 43-year-old caretaker was on Friday morning placed on $100,000 bail when she appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts for inflicting grievous bodily harm on a 6-year-old child.

Nicole Rosemin of Bent Street, Werk-en-Rust, Georgetown pleaded not guilty to the charge when it was read to her by Magistrate Leron Daly.

The court heard that between June 1, 2018 and June 14, 2018, the child in question was in a room playing with an electrical iron when Rosemin observed him.

She allegedly grabbed the hot iron and pressed it against the youngster’s arms- burning him.

The matter was later reported to the Child Care and Protection Agency (CC&PA) by the child’s teacher who observed the marks.

Rosemin’s Attorney contended that she did not intend to injure the child and the unfortunate incident occurred while she was in the process of taking the iron away.

The Police Prosecution objected to bail, telling the court that the accused confessed to the crime in the presence of investigators.

Nevertheless, bail was granted and Rosemin was ordered to lodge her travel documents. She was also told to report to the Alberttown Police Station every Monday until her case concludes.

The 6-year-old child was placed in the custody of the CC&PA, where he remains.

Rosemin was further ordered to have no contact with the alleged victim.

She is expected to return to court on July 20, 2018.

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