In the video: 2 Kindergarteners from Pasuta were convicted of abusing toddlers (official website)
The District Court in Haifa this morning (Tuesday) sentenced a mother and her daughter who ran a day care center for toddlers in the town of Pasuta in the Galilee to five and a half years in prison.
This is after already about a year ago he convicted them of crimes that were attributed to them in an unusually serious indictment filed against them for physical and mental abuse.
The two, 52-year-old Sausan Kasis from the settlement, and her daughter Shurok Kasis, 26 from Ebalin, were accused of dozens of cases of violence against toddlers.
Along with the prison sentences, they were ordered to compensate the children's families in the amount of one hundred thousand shekels.
The affair was revealed in May 2021 by Miriam Jiris, the mother of a toddler in the daycare, who planted a recording device in her son's bag, and in the recordings heard the nanny cursing the children, even wishing her son to die and shaking him.
According to her, she discovered the abuse following a behavioral change in her son who, since the difficult events, has undergone grueling treatments including hospitalizations, anesthesia and countless treatments and suffers from post-trauma, eye damage and hearing loss in his left ear, all due to the abuse he underwent.
When security cameras were dismantled, extremely difficult-to-watch videos were released documenting the abuse of children while kicking them in the head while they were asleep, shaking them, hitting them on the head, pushing them, beating them, and more.
The district attorney's office, through attorney Pascal, requested between 9 and 13 years of actual imprisonment for Shurk Kassis, who was convicted of 10 offenses of abuse and 14 counts of assaulting a minor by a person in charge, and between 7 and 10 years for Emma Sausen Kassis, who was convicted of 7 offenses of abuse and 2 Assault offences.
Documentation of the abuse of toddlers
Documentation of the abuse in the kindergarten in Pasuta (security cameras)
Even today, as in previous hearings, when the two arrived at the hearing at the district court in Haifa, they were met with outrage and loud protests from the children's parents, who accompanied the trial throughout, as well as parents and leaders of the struggle headquarters from all over the country, led by Chen Kubritz Cohen, who came to support the families.
The "Sijar Lacan" day care center operated in the home of mother Sausen and treated ten toddlers who were placed there through the city's welfare department.
Their age ranges from a few months to three years.
The indictment lists events that happened from September 2020 until the time of the two's arrest on May 11.
The Mouna police, who investigated the case, suspect to this day that similar events had taken place before as well.
The prosecutor, attorney Benny Pascal, who led to their conviction, convinced the court that the two used to systematically terrorize the toddlers, use physical and mental violence against them, and take strict disciplinary measures. "The accused attacked and abused the helpless and helpless toddlers, who are at their mercy and dependent Absolute, with severe violence and cruelty," argued prosecutor Pascal. "The actions of the defendants testify to hardness of heart, numbness and complete disregard for human life and the physical and mental health of the toddlers."
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