A father who cut his 10-year-old daughter's forehead while beating her, claimed he panicked and ended up stitching the wound with needle and thread.
Kwame Levy, 35-year-old labourer of Princess Street in downtown Kingston, was recently arrested and charged with child abuse.
The Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court heard that on November 26, Levy used a spray tin to hit the child on the head causing a wound which bled.
He then used a domestic sewing needle and thread to stitch the wound.
The child was reportedly beaten by her father after she removed a piece of metal from a chair which she had used to create a magnet.
The day after the beating, the child saw her grandmother and told her what had happened.
The grandmother reported the matter to the police, and Levy was arrested.
When cautioned he reportedly told the police, “Officer, a piece a board mi use and burst her head and mi stitch it with needle and thread.”
Last week when Levy appeared in court he pleaded guilty to child abuse.