Nanny charged with burning child with iron

Nicole Rosemay

A part-time nanny has been charged with using an iron to burn a six-year-old boy who was left in her care.

The charge that was read against Nicole Rosemay yesterday states that between June 1st, and June 14th, 2018, at Bent Street, she unlawfully and maliciously inflicted grievous bodily harm on the child. 

Rosemay pleaded not guilty to the charge. 

Police prosecutor Sanj Singh, who objected to bail being granted, told the court that the child was playing with an iron and Rosemay took it from him and pressed it against both his arms.

A teacher at the child’s school subsequently noticed the burn marks and reported his injuries to the Childcare and Protection Agency, which investigated. 

Singh said the police were still awaiting a medical report.

However, Rosemay’s attorney, Tiffany Jeffrey, told the court that her client, who is a part-time caretaker, had attempted to take the iron from the child but he resisted and it fell on one of his arms. 

After hearing the submissions, Magistrate Leron Daly, who presided over the arraignment, placed Rosemay on $100,000 bail with the condition that she makes no contact with the child, that she lodge her passport and that she report to the Alberttown Police Station every Monday until the completion of her trial. The matter was adjourned until July 20th. 

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