Police dispatched to head off vigilantes after child abuse video uploaded to social media

Around 50 police officers were dispatched to a township in Yunlin County last night after social media users threatened to hunt down a man who was seen violently kicking a small girl outside a residential community. A video was uploaded to Facebook showing a couple with two small children on a street outside a building in Xiluo Township, when the man suddenly hit and kicked the girl, who appears around 5 years old. The couple and children then left in

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Vigilantes clash with police over suspected child abuse case in Taichung City

Police arrested several people who clashed with police and trespassed on a property in Taichung City last night, after a mob of around 500 people gathered to demand the arrest and detention of a woman suspected to have inflicted severe physical abuse on a child in her care. Friday morning, June 21, a one-year-old girl was sent to hospital suffering intracranial hemorrhage, a fractured arm, and severe bruising on her head, chest, and back. The babysitter, Ms Guo, who had

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Police seek source of fake-news lynch-mob pillory of abusive stepfather

Police today declared that a video and photographs showing a group of vigilantes hoisting a man involved in a child abuse case in the air and firing fireworks rockets at him is fake news, and will be investigated for offences against the Social Order Maintenance Act. People who posted the video to social media groups claimed that a group had conducted a “human flesh search” to hunt down a 47-year-old man who allegedly beat his 10-year-old stepson because the boy

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Father Flees after Public Outrage over Child Abuse Case

A man and his partner moved out of their residence overnight, after a case of child abuse was uncovered in Hsinchu County, yesterday, and pictures of a malnourished, battered boy were posted on Facebook. A woman who remains unnamed in media reports, yesterday paid a surprise visit to her two sons, who live with their father, only to find her three-year old son malnourished, covered in bruises and faeces, and locked out on a balcony with cable ties wrapped around

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Man Charged for Attempted Murder of 5 year-old Girl

A Changhua County man was charged with attempted murder yesterday, after a seriously injured 5 year-old girl was taken to hospital in the early hours of the morning. The girl’s aunt told doctors that the girl had suddenly began twitching and vomiting after she went to bed. After an examination, an injury report showing the girl had been severely beaten and hit in the head with a blunt object was handed over to the District Prosecutor’s office. The report also

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Parents Arrested After Death of 5 year-old Daughter

A couple in Taoyuan City were arrested after bringing the lifeless body of their five year-old daughter to a hospital for medical treatment after they allegedly beat and kicked her to death. The child weighed just 9 kilograms and had signs of long-term physical abuse. At around noon yesterday Mr Huang, 36, and Ms Liao, 34, were taken by police for questioning. Today, prosecutors ordered they be detained in custody while the death is being investigated. Mr and Mrs Huang

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4 Year-old Girl Beaten to Death with an Iron Bar and Dumped at Hospital

A 24 year-old man was arrested today after he and his mother took the lifeless body of a four year-old girl to the emergency department of a hospital in Sanxia District, New Taipei City, and told medical personnel the girl had been hit by a car. After providing false names, the two then quickly left. A medical examination found that rigor mortis had already set in, and that the girl had probably been dead for more than a day. Close

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