The nursery childcare worker who was caught on closed-circuit video force-feeding, hitting and mistreating the children left in her care has been placed on probation for one year and must undergo counselling.
Magistrate Douglas Frederick imposed the sentence today on 27-year-old Kathyann Nicole Severin, of Kirtons, St Philip, after receiving a report from doctors at the Psychiatric Hospital.
She had admitted to assaulting a nine-month-old baby and a one-year-old on November 14, 2016.
The two-week evaluation at the mental health institution showed Severin had “no signs of mental disorder . . . but some features of post-traumatic issues”.
She was granted $2,000 bail to return to the No. 1 District ‘A’ Magistrate’s Court on October 31.