Sitter to appeal 60-month child abuse sentence

Fatima Martin, the babysitter sentenced to five years in prison for assaulting an infant child, plans to appeal her sentence and to file complaints against her former employers for allegedly assaulting and threatening her after she confessed to the crime.

Fatima Martin’s sister Charmain Martin and her aunt Gloria Johnson announced the plans to reporters yesterday at the Guyana Women Miners Organisation (GWMO) office on Brickdam, where they also alleged that the 19-year-old woman had been working under oppressive conditions, including not being allowed to leave her employers’ house when she wanted.

Magistrate Geeta Chandan-Edmond and her husband Joel Edmond employed Martin as a …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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