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Child abuse case at Tongleju | Police detained 2 more childcare workers this morning, and the total number of children victimized to 33

2022-01-21T00:49:27.178Z

There was a child abuse incident at the "Tongleju", a subsidiary of the Hong Kong Society for the Protection of Children. The West Kowloon Regional Crime Unit recently arrested and charged 16 childcare workers. After reviewing the CCTV, the case has made new progress. month (1



There was a child abuse incident at the "Tongleju", a subsidiary of the Hong Kong Society for the Protection of Children. The West Kowloon Regional Crime Unit recently arrested and charged 16 childcare workers. After reviewing the CCTV, the case has made new progress. After detaining two more women aged 25 and 28 in Tseung Kwan O and Kwai Chung on May (11), the police arrested two more childcare workers this morning (21) on suspicion of abusing or neglecting children or young people under their care. is being detained.

A total of 18 people have been arrested in the case so far, and the number of injured children has increased by 4 to 33.

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On December 22 last year, the police received a report from Tong Le Ju, claiming to have received a complaint from the public that a staff member abused children at the outdoor playground of the institution.

The police immediately launched an investigation, seized and reviewed CCTV footage, and found that some children were abused by staff members by beating their heads, pulling their hair, slapping them, knocking children to the ground, or "burying them in walls". On Sunday, December 29, January 3, January 11 this year, and today (21), 18 women were arrested, all of whom were child care workers in the institution, aged between 23 and 63, and charged. One count each of "Assault on a Child or Young Person in the Custody".

In view of the large number of video clips involved in the case, the West Kowloon Criminal Headquarters quickly dispatched 21 detectives to set up a special team to review the CCTV footage with all their might.

The institution submitted information to the police in stages. As of January 8 this year, the police seized a total of 46,000 hours of clips. The task force has completed 13% of the work. It is estimated that 60,000 hours of videos will need to be reviewed, which will take 2 months to complete. View work.

A number of plainclothes officers from the Kowloon West Regional Crime Squad arrived at the "Tong Le Ju" on Portland Street, Mong Kok at about 1 pm last week (13th) to collect evidence, and some detectives entered with a cardboard box.

By 2 p.m., police officers seized some of the evidence, including rattles, building blocks and finger sticks.

Police seized some of the evidence, including rattles, building blocks and finger sticks.

(Photo by Weng Yuhui)

Tongleju child abuse case|News: Police will prosecute 4 more staff members for child abuse at Tongleju child abuse case | Police arrest 8 more people, a total of 14 victims of child abuse increased to 26 Tongleju child abuse Case|The Independent Committee of the Child Protection Association is expected to submit a review report before the end of the month. The child abuse case of the Tong Le Ju | The Child Protection Association will apologize every 9 days and hire an expert to investigate the closed circuit: there will be no escape from the child abuse case of the Tong Le Ju. There are 4 more female children Worker accused of child abuse case involving 4 children aged only 1 to 3 years old | Social workers questioned poor management and asked the task force to join independent child abuse case | Police arrested 2 more child care workers, accumulative total of 16 arrested 3 Victim children

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