Monday, December 15, 2014

Uganda Toddler Abuse Maid Jailed For Four Years

A Ugandan maid was jailed for four years Monday for abusing a toddler in a case that shocked the country after a graphic video of the assault was made public.

The 22-year-old maid, Jolly Tumuhiirwe, originally pleaded guilty last week to torture, but later the charge was reduced to abuse, to which she also pleaded guilty to on Friday.
Uganda Toddler Abuse Maid Jailed For Four Years
Chief Magistrate Lillian Buchan told Tumuhiirwe she had committed an "unjustifiable and inexcusable" crime.

She gave her a four-year sentence due to the "ruthlessness exhibited" on an "innocent, helpless child."

Worried parents, who installed a hidden camera to film when they were at work, were shocked to see the footage showing the maid throwing their 18-month-old daughter to the floor.

Tumuhiirwe is seen trying to force feed the child, before slapping her hard. After the girl vomits, the maid throws her facedown on to a hard floor, then hits her with a torch on the bottom.

She then kicks the child's face and stomach before putting her entire weight on the girl's back, and then drags her out of the room, apparently unconscious.

The video has been seen or shared hundreds of thousands of times on social media.
Culled from Yahoo! News
Photo Credit: Isaac Kasamani

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