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Thursday, 26 April 2012

"Police Leave Child To Suffer"

Parents ‘used teenage daughter like a slave’

Parents ‘used teenage daughter like a slave’
The case was dealt with in the Youth Court

A TEENAGER was treated like a slave by her parents, who forced her to wash their clothes by hand and cook and clean for them instead of going to school.

The Youth Court heard that the 17-year-old, who could barely speak any English, had been treated ‘abysmally’ by her family.

An investigation into allegations of neglect by the parents had been dropped by police on 14 February, the court heard.

Youth Court panel chairman Bridget Shaw said that she was ‘astounded’ that the daughter and Children’s Services had not been informed of the dropping of the case until late March.

The 17-year-old, who cannot be named to protect her identity, was in the Youth Court on Tuesday to be sentenced for larceny offences. It was then that the details of her ‘very sad’ background were revealed.


  1. Bloody Disgusting, Should have been seen and given help, But what do you expect??.
    NOT MY JOB!!!!

  2. Ah so it was a probation report that gave out all this information, which the parents could not respond to which has been reported in the press as gospel!

    Very irresponsible journalism to take unverified statements from a suspect in a criminal case and use it to make a headline.