Jailed: Tutor who assaulted boy, 10, for failing test and skipping homework gets 8 months in prison

Photo: Illustration
Photo: Illustration

There’s a lesson here, a simple one. Firstly, if you’re a 33-year-old, don’t assault your 10-year-old student.

It’s a lecture that was delivered to private tutor Chau Kin-ying by a judge yesterday as she was sentenced to eight months in prison, reported Ming Pao.

Chau was recently found guilty of beating one of her young charges after finding out he failed a dictation test and did not complete his homework.

During the trial, the court heard troubling testimony by the victim, who recalled being punched, kicked and knee by the tutor.

Chau also used a plastic stick and a book to hit the boy and sprayed him with detergent, the court heard.

Handing down the sentence, West Kowloon Magistrate Matthew Leung criticized Chau for violating the trust of her victim and his parents, according to Apple Daily.

“Just because the boy did not do well doesn’t mean you should assault the boy, not to mention that it [the approach] would not work at all,” the judge said, reported RTHK, which added that Leung accused Chau of showing “no remorse.”

Lawyers for the defendant, however, tried to claim their client “cared deeply” about the student, and her actions reflected her concern for the boy’s prospects.

Ah, right.

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