The Public Prosecution ordered the detention of a principal of a private nursery in Alexandria for four days, pending investigations over charges of child abuse and running a nursery without obtaining a license.
The Public Prosecution listened to the testimony of four of the children’s guardians in the nursery, who confirmed injuries on their children.
The parents added they documented the injuries in photographs and video clips that were presented to prosecutors.
The Public Prosecution also listened to the testimonies of two teachers and a nursery worker, who confirmed that the principal had repeatedly assaulted the children.
One of them also recorded an audio clip documenting one of the incidents of abuse that she submitted to the parent of the abused child.
The audio clip has been shared on social media, while a woman residing near the nursery testified that she had previously heard the screams of abused children coming from the nursery.
Crimes against the innocent
A private nursery manager in Alexandria has been accused of abusing children, with ten parents filing complaints against the establishment located in central Alexandria’s Sultan Hussein area.
The parents accused the kindergarten director, who is paid LE3,150 per child each month, of abusing and beating their children. They also confirmed the presence of marks and bruises in separate parts of their children’s bodies, alongside reports of psychological trauma.
One of the mothers of the abused children revealed she had received a phone call from a former teacher at the nursery who confirmed that her three year old daughter was being beaten by the principal.
The mother said that when she listened to a sent audio clip of the abuse, she recognized her daughter crying.
This prompted her to group with the rest of the parents to expose the actions of the director.
The parents filed reports against the nursery administration, and the Public Prosecution took over investigation.
The Social Solidarity Directorate in Alexandria said that this nursery is not affiliated with the ministry, and is not officially listed in its records.