A Filipino domestic helper in Hong Kong entered a guilty plea before a court in Hong Kong on chargers of assault on her young ward.
Rochelle Lintag Dreck, 32, was employed by former Birmingham City Football Club chairman Carson Yeung and looked after his four-year-old son.
The Filipino nanny was accused of assaulting the boy at various locations: in the kitchen of Yeung’s house on Baker Road, Mid-Levels; at the Convention Plaza Apartments on Wan Chai’s Harbour Road and; at Canossa Hospital on Old Peak Road in 2016, a report from Sing Pao said.
The boy’s mother, whose business is based in Shenzhen, China, is home only on weekends. In early 2016, she noticed the boy’s wounds but was unaware what caued them. Later, she again saw injuries in her son’s ears and inquired duty domestic workers about it. One of the helpers showed her videos apparently of Dreck’s assault on the boy. The mother called the police at once.
Dreck was accused of slapping the boy on his face, hitting his hands with a comb, and poking his lip and nose, which caused nosebleeds, as shown on the videos.
The defendant sought an Eastern Magistrates’ Courts judge for leniency, citing that the boy was unruly, reported Apple Daily. She was also unable to send money to support her three children in the Philippines after she was dismissed from her job. However, the judge said Dreck was defending herself with excuses.
Dreck was remanded in custody and will be sentenced on July, pending both her and the boy’s psychological reports.
Yeung is the third employer of Dreck, who began working in Hong Kong in 2010.