Records video of child’s assault and sent it to father…

Eileen van der Schyff

A 28-year-old woman of Henties Bay recorded herself assaulting her eighteen months old son and suffocating him, only to send the recording to the child’s father in retaliation for him [the father] ending their love relationship earlier.

This shocking incident of child abuse occurred at Henties Bay on 6 August and the woman, identified as Lydia Raquel Naobes, made a first appearance in the Swakopmund magistrate’s court yesterday over the incident. She faces a charge of attempted murder and common assault [read together with the Domestic Violence Act].
According to the Namibian Police’s spokesperson for the Erongo Region, Deputy Commissioner Erastus Iikuyu, the video footage showed Noabes slapping the baby boy through the face several times. Then she tried to suffocate the child.  The child is now in safe care.

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