3 More Toddlers Subjected to Child Abuse at Huaxing Daycare Center 台中華興托嬰中心虐童案 再傳3童受害

The child abuse case at Taichung's Huaxing Daycare Center continues to snowball, as a parent said he believed that at least 8 out of the ten students in the class were abused to some extent, and accused that the authorities aren't revealing the entire truth. The city government has not yet offered an explanation, only saying they will verify and punish those who broke the law. 


The footage showed how the teacher first tried to stick a pacifier in the child's mouth as the child cried lying on the floor, then the teacher decided to just throw the blanket over the child's face. The child struggled, feeling smothered. Further evidence of child mistreatment at the Huaxing Daycare Center in Taichung Nantun District came to light as new footage was discovered. One parent surnamed Wang said she finds it totally unacceptable how the authorities seem to turn a blind eye to what is happening and that the truth has to be squeezed out bit by bit.
 

Mrs. Wang, Parent of child abuse victim: “The case has been held down I feel. The Social Affairs Bureau kept trying to appease the parents, to calm us down individually, but I am asking them to meet all parents affected together as a group, to apologize and to provide us with some explanation.”

Taichung City Mayor Lu Shiow-yen made a public apology on the 18th and formed a special task force for further investigation. The Taichung Social Affairs Bureau confirmed on the 22nd that there are three more cases of child mistreatment at the same daycare center. Two more caregivers are to be investigated for allegations of child abuse, which brings to a total of three caregivers.

Peng Huai-chen, Director, Social Affairs Bureau, Taichung: “Violations are loud and clear. We will verify and punish.”

Another parent under the code name H said at least eight out of the ten toddlers in the class got mistreated. He suspected that the bureau is not telling the truth entirely. Some parents have not yet received any explanation from the bureau, he said.

Mr. H, Parent of child abuse victim: “I talked to other parents this morning and they said no, they haven't received any calls from the bureau. I haven't received any calls yet either. If you are sincerely sorry, you should be straightforward about this whole thing and handle things immediately and openly.”

Many parents have reported to the police that their children have been subjected to child abuse. The bureau said they will make sure to enhance inspection over future child abuse reports and footage involved. They will inspect child care centers more frequently and increase penalty fines for violations. They will also hire professionals to better manage and preserve video evidence.
 

 

 

 

小孩躺在地上哭鬧,老師過來強塞奶嘴,下一個動作直接把毯子蓋在孩子頭上,被悶住口鼻的小朋友不斷掙扎。延燒多日的台中南屯華興托嬰中心虐童案,再被爆出新的監視器畫面,受害幼童家長王媽媽表示,托嬰中心案情猶如擠牙膏式逐漸曝光,官方的處理態度讓她無法接受。

控訴家長王媽媽說:「一直把案子壓下來,甚至現在還有社會局一直想要類似像關訪,想要安撫我們。」王媽媽表示,有要求請托嬰中心會同全部家長一起出面道歉,看如何做說明。

華興托嬰中心虐童案18日家長出面控訴,台中市長盧秀燕當天開記者會鞠躬致歉,表明會提出調查報告。社會局22日坦承,經過全面檢視監視器畫面,發現除了已受理的兩名學童遭虐,又查出另有3名幼兒疑遭不當對待,另新增2名托育人員涉及行為不當,總共有3人涉及虐童,目前已成立專案小組調查。

台中市社會局長彭懷真指出:「那些碰到的、違規的事情,或者違法的事情,大家都有看到,我們會再進一步做核對,進一步來懲處。」

但另一名家長H先生則指出,從他們掌握的監視器畫面來看,班上10名學童,至少有8位都有受虐的狀況,質疑社會局吃案,到現在還有部分家長沒有收到官方的說明。

控訴家長H先生說:「今天早上都還有問到其他家長,他說沒有啊,包含我個人,社會局也沒有打給我,你能解決,有誠意的話就直接了當的該處理,大刀闊斧的處理。」

目前已有多名家長前往警局報案,社會局強調未來會加強稽查通報事件影像紀錄,提高訪視輔導頻率與裁罰金額,並且委請資訊專業人員介入,以利即時保全證據。

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