More Children Were Abused at Taichung Daycare Center 台中1托嬰中心涉虐童案 再傳新事證

Last year, a child abuse scandal erupted at a daycare center in Taichung's Nantun. On Feb. 18, more evidence came to light with footage of multiple teachers taking part in the abuse. Parents are accusing the Social Affairs Bureau of inaction.


This CCTV footage shows one child being slapped across the head and another being dangled upside down by their teachers. A year ago, Huaxing Daycare Center was embroiled in a child abuse scandal. On the 18th, parents say the abuse ran rampant at the center and the Social Affairs Bureau turned a blind eye to it.

Mr. H, Parent: “Our children were screamed at, thrown around, pinched, hit on their heads, and gagged so that they couldn't make any sound.”

Mr. R, Parent: “I was so mad when I saw (the footage). I want to know why, in the face of such clear evidence, nothing was ever done.”

The Taichung City Social Affairs Bureau says it was notified last February that a student had been subjected to inappropriate treatment. After reviewing CCTV footage, it fined the perpetrator, a staff member surnamed Huang, NT$60,000. Huang was banned from working at schools and childcare facilities for 10 years. It says it will expand its investigation with the new evidence that has come to light. The daycare center, which elected to shut down for a year after last year's incident, is set to reopen this August. The bureau says it will inspect the school before it reopens.

Chen Chung-liang, Deputy Director, Social Affairs Bureau, Taichung City: “If it has made improvements and we determine that they are able to live up to their responsibilities, we will allow them to reopen. If not, we won't.”

The bureau says if there is evidence that other children were also abused, the owner of the center could face fines of up to NT$600,000 even if the center is not currently operating. However, parents say the bureau covered up evidence and turned a blind eye to what was happening.

 

 

 

小朋友坐在椅子上,老師經過一巴掌打在頭上;還有小朋友因為哭鬧,被抓住雙腳、頭下腳上拖行,過程全被監視器拍下。台中南屯華興托嬰中心,去年2月爆發虐童事件,但有學童家長18日出面指控,自己是一直到最近看到托嬰中心監視畫面,才驚覺自己的小孩也遭不當對待,但負責調查的社會局從未告知。

控訴家長H先生指出:「謾罵、關、摔、捏、打頭、嘴巴塞布,然後讓嬰兒沒有辦法發出聲音。」

控訴家長R先生也說:「我看了很生氣,然後也覺得說為什麼這個明顯的狀況,然後當時在查辦這個虐嬰案的時候沒有看到。」

台中市社會局表示,去年2月接獲通報,1名女童遭不當對待,曾調閱監視器發現違法虐童事證明確,開罰黃姓托育人員6萬、10年內不得擔任兒少機構人員。如今曝光的監視器畫面屬於新事證,將會擴大調查,自主停業一年的托嬰業者,今年8月將會復業,市府也會重新審核。

台中市社會局副局長陳仲良回應:「如果改善到相當程度,我們確信他能夠善盡保護我們小朋友的責任,讓我們當然會准,如果沒有,絲毫的我們有不放心,我們就不會准他復業。」

社會局強調,即使華興托嬰中心停業,若確認還有其他孩童受害,仍可再裁罰負責人,最高可處60萬元,業者是否涉及延遲通報或隱匿案件,將會全面清查。不過投訴家長仍認為,資訊被刻意隱匿,社會局涉嫌包庇縱放違法業者。

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