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A childcare teacher in his 40s who committed physical and emotional abuse on more than 50 occasions of 1 to 2 year olds has been sentenced to probation in prison.

Changwon District Court Criminal 2nd independent judge Yang Sang-ik announced that he sentenced A (45), who was handed over to trial for violating the Act on Special Cases concerning the Punishment of Child Abuse Crimes, to one year in prison and two years of probation.

He also ordered 40 hours of child abuse prevention classes and 80 hours of community service, plus a three-year restriction from employment in child-related organizations.

A, who was a childcare teacher at a home daycare center in the province, was charged with physically and emotionally abusing 12 children aged 1 to 2 in her class from November 23, 2020 to January 13, last year, a total of 54 times. That's it.

If you look at the abuse behavior of Mr. A confirmed through CCTV video at the daycare center, Mr. A threw a ball or a bundle of seaweed at the child's face, slapped his head or cheek, pinched his buttocks, or pulled his arm.

He pushed the child over with his hand, grabbed the child's arms and dragged him from the entrance to the classroom.

He grabbed the child who refused to eat and forced him to eat, repeatedly.

In addition, it was investigated that the children were left alone for a long time, or the balloons next to the children were popped with scissors to surprise the children.

The court said, "As a daycare teacher, I have repeatedly committed crimes against children for a long time even though I am in the duty to report child abuse crimes. "He pointed out.

He continued, "We have reached an agreement with some of the victims and have no history of being punished for the same crime, and the accused mainly had to take care of 10 infants, but it seems that there is a problem that the daycare center entrusted the accused with a rather heavy task, etc. did,” he added.