Court acquits woman charged with child abuse

A court in Prague on Wednesday acquitted a 38-year-old woman charged with child abuse for having beaten her son with a wooden spoon. The woman had received a conditional sentence but the verdict was overturned by the Supreme Court which argued the woman, who had no previous criminal record, otherwise took good care of the child, and was in contact with the boy’s school. Experts also found that the boy did not suffer from abused child syndrome.

Author: Jan Richter