Babysitter sent to jail for child abuse at Outjo

25 Jan 2019 13:10pm
OUTJO, 25 JAN (NAMPA) – The babysitter arrested at Outjo in September 2017 on charges of attempted murder after she was caught on camera abusing the baby in her charge, was on Thursday sentenced to six years imprisonment.
The 40-year-old Nicoline Hoeses pleaded guilty to the charges of attempted murder, assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and ill-treatment of the then nine-month-old baby girl who was in her care at the child’s parents’ house in Outjo.
Magistrate Peingondjabi Shipo sentenced Hoeses to six years in prison on the three counts.
She was represented by Mbatemua Kahorongo, while public prosecutor Sean Nangombe represented the State.
Hoeses was arrested after the baby’s mother set up a camera after she noticed suspicious injuries on her baby’s body.
The recordings showed her throwing the child into her cot, picking her up by her feet, swinging her by ankles and hitting her in attempt to silence her cries.
The visuals were shared with the police and went viral on social media.