Date
23 October 2017
The Indonesian maid was hired in October to care for a four-year-old boy in her employer's Yu Chui Court (above) flat in Sha Tin. Photo: Google Map
The Indonesian maid was hired in October to care for a four-year-old boy in her employer's Yu Chui Court (above) flat in Sha Tin. Photo: Google Map

Indonesian held after allegedly trying to breastfeed ward

An Indonesian domestic helper has been arrested after being accused of trying to breastfeed her employer’s four-year-old son.

The 24-year-old woman was questioned by the police on suspicion of ill treatment or child neglect, Apple Daily reports.

The boy’s mother learned about the incident from her son who recounted the experience, the report said.

The maid allegedly told the boy to suckle her after he asked to be fed. 

She confessed when confronted by her employer, the report said.

The boy’s parents reported the matter to the police the next day.

Police said the maid might have had improper physical contact with the child.

Investigations are continuing.

The Indonesian was hired in October to care for the boy in the couple’s Yu Chui Court flat in Sha Tin.

The case has been classified as suspected child abuse while police investigate if there has been any sexual molestation, Sing Tao Daily reports, citing barrister Albert Luk.

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