BUTTERWORTH – A babysitter was today charged in theÂ Magistrate’s Court here with abusing a three-year-old child under her care last Tuesday.
Noor Faezah Rahman, 39, is alleged to have committed the offence at her house in Block A-8-19, Seri Pinang Flats, here, at about 10am on Oct 28.
According to the charge sheet, the victim was found with his hands tied behind his back with a belt and his legs bound with a string.
When the charge was read out to her the first time, Noor Faezah pleaded guilty but after the court stood down for about an hour and the charge read to her the second time, she remained silent.
No plea was recorded before Magistrate Muhammad Firdaus Abdul Wahab who fixed Dec 5 for mention of the case to allow the accuse to find a lawyer.
Nor Faezah was charged under Section 31 (1) (a) of the Child Act 2001 which provides for a jail sentence of up to 10 years and a fine upon conviction.
Earlier, when pleading for a lesser bail, she said she had eight children to look after and asked the court for leniency.
Magistrate Muhammad Firdaus set bail at RM8,000 in one surety.
The accused was unrepresented while deputy public prosecutor Khairul Fairuz Rahman appeared for the prosecution. – BERNAMA