INDONESIA – An Indonesian maid who pleaded guilty to two counts of abusing a four-month-old baby boy was sentenced 20 years jail term.
Judge Mohd Azhar Othman sentenced Yuliana, 23, on Tuesday (February 19) argued that the offence committed by the suspect was “very serious” and brought huge impact, not only to the victim’s family, but on the society throughout the world.
“Your action has resulted in the society to be afraid and not have a peace of mind when leaving their children with their maids. The court feels that the sentence commensurate with the offence committed and a lesson to you and the society,” the Judge said.
Yuliana, from Sukarame in Acheh, had only started work as a maid with the victim’s family when she committed the offence.
Yuliana, who has two children, was charged with throwing and hurling the baby, Mohamed Hareez Mohamed Zamri, nine times, an act which could cause death, at 7.45am last Feb 15 at 7, Lorong Bukit Setongkol 38, Jalan Bukit Setongkol here.
The maid was charged in violations of Section 307 (1) of the Penal Code for attempted murder which carried an imprisonment for up to 20 years upon conviction and Section 31(1) (a) of the Child Act 2001 with abusing the child at the same place and time.
Yuliana was sentenced to 15 years jail on the first count and five years on the second count.
According to the facts of the case, at 7.45am on the day of the incident, Mohamed Hareez’s parents were out having breakfast when they watched their son being thrown and hurled by the maid through a closed circuit camera recording on their hand phone.
Following which, the boy’s mother, Nina Suraya Sulaiman, 24, contacted a neighbour for help and then rushed home with her husband, who then contacted the police. The maid was arrested at 9.15am the same day.