Two nursery workers sentenced for child cruelty


Two women were sentenced at St Albans Crown Court today (25 October) after being found guilty of child cruelty.

Lisa Wymer (22) from Borehamwood and Rabecca Robins (21) from Codicote, Hitchin, were each sentenced to 16 weeks imprisonment, suspended for 12 months. They have also been given a six month supervision requirement with probation and will both need to complete 100 hours of unpaid work within a 12 month period.

CPS prosecutor Margaret Mascarenhas said: 'Hertfordshire Police investigated this incident and the CPS reviewed the file and decided it was in the public interest to prosecute and that there was sufficient evidence to provide a realistic prospect of conviction.

'Parents should be able to send their children to nurseries and feel assured that these are trustworthy and safe places for their loved ones to go to. These two women breached this trust, and thankfully, have been brought before the courts and sentenced for their crime. I hope the young victim and his family are now able to move on with their lives.'

The two women were arrested following reports of an incident of child cruelty against a two-year-old boy which took place at a nursery in Welwyn Garden City on 17 December last year. They were found guilty on 1 October.