Two people were hauled to court on Thursday to face child abuse charges at Pertapis Children’s Home.
29 year-old Filipino national Joanne Joy Coloma Dadiz and 26 year-old Muhammad Abdul Gani were working in the home at Kovan Road when the alleged offences were committed.
Muhammad faces 10 charges of ill-treating eight children – five boys and two girls, aged between four and 11 – under his care between 2012 and January last year.
Dadiz is accused of one count of ill-treating an 11-year-old girl, the ninth victim, by wilfully doing an act which was likely to endanger her safety. Dadiz had sat on the girl’s back for about three minutes as she was lying face down on the floor. The alleged offence occurred some time in December 2013.