A Filipina domestic helper in Singapore lost her patience and pinched her ward’s ear after the child dribbled some of his food on his shirt. The maid is set to serve jail term as the incident was captured by the CCTV camera.
Fallorina Joann Marie Gayares went berserk while feeding her employer’s twin sons. After pinching the left ear of the boy, she shouted at the child then flicked his head using her finger.
Without her knowledge, the entire incident was captured by the CCTV camera. The boy’s mother reviewed the clip and immediately alerted the police.
The 25-year-old Filipina was sentenced to imprisonment for four weeks after she pleaded guilty of ill-treating her ward. The judge is also considering a similar charge for the twin brother of the boy during the sentencing. Both children remained unidentified for their protection.
Last year, Gayares was employed by the boy’s father to work for their family who’s living in the northern part of Singapore.
The boy’s mother, meanwhile, installed a couple of CCTV cameras around the house to view Gayares’ actions as she is suspecting that the latter is handling her children in a rough way.
On April 15, the employer of the Filipina was out for dinner but through a mobile application connected to the CCTV inside their house, she was able to view the activities inside their house.
It was then that she saw Gayares wiping the child’s mouth roughly and pushing his mouth upwards. She also poked the chest of the child once.
After viewing the incident, the parents of the child returned to the house immediately.