Chinese national beats child assault case

January 13, 2018


A Chinese national who is at the centre of a viral video which appears to show her slapping a 13-year-old girl has been freed by the court.

The woman, Yuemei Pan, who operates a grocery store on Main Street in Clarks Town, Trelawny, was charged with assault occasioning bodily harm for the incident.

However, she was freed when she appeared before the Trelawny Parish Court on Wednesday as no evidence was offered against her.

Reports are that at about 12:45 p.m., the teen went into the store operated by Pan. She picked up an item to purchase and went to the counter. Pan then grabbed the teen and proceeded to slap her in the face while accusing her of stealing. A report was subsequently made to the police and Pan was arrested and charged that same day.

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