Mom in court for naked punishment

2010-06-24 09:29

A Hong Kong mother faces jail for stripping her 8-year-old daughter

naked and leaving her in the street as punishment.

An elderly pedestrian who found the girl wandering naked on an

urban street June 18 bought clothes for her and called police, a court in Hong

Kong’s Tuen Mun district was told yesterday.

The girl told police she had been hit with a plastic coat hanger,

then stripped and left in the street by her mother as a punishment for damaging

a button on an electric fan.

Unemployed Wong Ngan-chun (35) pleaded guilty to ill-treating a

child, the South China Morning Post reported.

Sentencing was adjourned until July 7 and magistrate Stephen Smout

said he had not ruled out a jail term.

Wong’s lawyer Lee Ting-Hong told the court the defendant had been

forgiven by her daughter since the incident and said she had wanted to “educate”

her daughter, who had been misbehaving.

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