The Eastern Magistrate Court in Hong Kong has sentenced a 39-year-old domestic helper of common assa ult done to a bedridden man.
Though acquitted from the second charge of indecent assa ult, the accused, Ivy Bongalonta Rebistillo will still be put to jail for four months over common assa ult charges, Asia Times reported.
The offense of Rebustillo was worsen considering the fact that her ward is defenseless as he was semi-paralyzed and bedridden.
Another thing that aggravated her offense is the breach of trust as she was hired to provide assistance and care to the elderly man. The magistrate decided to acquit the defendant over inde cent assa ult charge as her job could include touching his pen is to clean him.
The lawyer of Rebustillo asked for a “short but suspended sentence” due to her clean record for the past years and her four-year-old child and mother who solely depends on her.
The magistrate decided for a suspended sentence due to the aggravating factors.
Rebustillo was first charged with a count of common assa ult and inde cent assa ult after a CCTV camera captured her assa ulting the bed-ridden man last June. Her female employer immediately reported the inci dent to the police.
As for other Filipinos who are working as domestic helpers or caregivers, it is very important for you to widen your patience as this is necessary for your line of work.
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