She allegedly made girl, 5, strip in class

A former kindergarten teacher from a PAP Community Foundation Education Centre has been charged with ill-treating a child under her care and using criminal force on her.

The 25-year-old woman is alleged to have ill-treated the five-year-old girl on Aug 15 last year by asking her to remove her clothes and stand naked in front of her classmates in a classroom.

The court heard that on a weekday morning in August last year, the teacher allegedly swung the girl against a whiteboard, causing her to hit her head against it.

The teacher is also accused of pushing her young victim on two occasions in July last year, once causing her to fall on a basket of toys and, on another occasion, causing her to fall and hit her forehead on a wooden shelf.

The teacher cannot be named to protect the child's identity.

The case was adjourned to Sept 5 for her to get a lawyer.

If found guilty of ill-treatment, the teacher could be jailed four years and fined.

For using criminal force without provocation, she could be jailed up to three months, or fined up to S$1,500, or both.

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