A woman who was filmed flogging a schoolgirl while engaging in an expletive filled rant, has pleaded guilty to the charge of harm, police say.
During the rant, the woman accused the schoolgirl of wearing her shoes.
“Why the (expletive) you have my shoe in your feet? You know I have to go to class in your (expletive),” the woman demands while striking the child with a stick in a video that was posted on social media and quickly went viral.
The accused in the flogging video has been identified by law enforcement officials as 25 year old Tessa Albert.
The Bois Den, Jacmel resident was charged on Friday, November 29 and because there was no court on that day, was remanded in custody until Monday, December 2, 2019 when she was taken before the court for bail, according to police.
She pleaded guilty and was placed on $1000 bail or suitable surety pending a pre-sentence report, it was reported.
The bail conditions for Albert include surrendering her travel documents to the court; having no contact with the virtual complainant; not leaving the state without the court’s permission and reporting to the Anse La Raye police station every Friday before 6.00 pm.
The matter was adjourned until January 14, 2020 for sentencing.