CYF caregivers' sentencing delayed

Sentencing for two Child, Youth and Family caregivers who abused a 2-year-old boy in their care who was treated for life-threatening hypothermia has been adjourned until next month.

On January 9, Eunice Towns pleaded guilty in the Whakatane District Court to a charge of causing grievous bodily harm and Stephen Towns to a charge of assault.

When the boy was treated at Whakatane Hospital for life-threatening hypothermia after being subjected to cold showers he had a total of 73 bruises and 10 abrasions on his body.

The couple were due to be sentenced in the Tauranga District Court today[18/02], but sentencing has been adjourned until March 26.

- Bay of Plenty Times

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