St. Paul’s women plead guilty in child abuse case

Two St. Paul’s residents, Kisha Passe, 33 and Josann Miller, 28, who were slapped with a wounding charge in connection to a child abuse video that went viral on social media last July, have pleaded guilty to the offence on Monday.

Josann Miller and Kisha Passe exiting the St. George’s Magistrate’s Court after entering their guilty pleas on Monday

The women appeared at the St. George’s No.1 Magistrate’s Court before Chief Magistrate, Her Honour Tamara Gill.

The video showed a naked toddler being burnt on her hands with wax from a flaming candle.

The baby was repeatedly made to touch the open flame and at one point being told to eat the candle wax.

The women had retained attorney-at-law, Peter David,  to represent them but he was absent at Monday’s hearing.

However, David had instructed his colleague, Richie Maitland to handle the matter in his absence.

Having entered guilty pleas, the Chief Magistrate took a decision to remand the two women to the Richmond Hill Prison pending their sentence hearing today (Friday).

Wounding carries a maximum penalty of 4 years imprisonment or a fine of EC$4, 000 or both.

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