Police seek child abuse charges against nursery owner

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Police in the southern province of Binh Duong Monday sought to bring charges of "torturing people" against the owner of a private nursery for maltreating a three-year-old girl last month.


According to the police, Tran Thi Phung, 52, abused three-year old Ho Thi Thuy Ngan while bathing her on November 23. Phung gripped herhair tight, splashed water over her face, stamped and pinned her down to the floor and yelled loudly at the little girl.


Phung, who was running the nursery in Thuan Giao District without a license, was arrested on November 24, one day after footage of the abuse was posted online.


Following the arrest, Binh Duong authorities asked Thuan Giao District to censure leaders of its commune for lax management, allowing Phung's nursery to operate despite warnings and fines.


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