Daycare owner filmed abusing children in Da Nang

Police officers arrive at the daycare facility in the central Vietnamese city of Da Nang on May 21, 2018. Photo: Tuoi Tre

A Vietnamese woman has been caught on camera physically abusing young children at a childcare center run by herself in the central city of Da Nang.

A video clip and several photos depicting the violence at a daycare facility on Thai Thi Boi Street in Chinh Gian Ward, Thanh Khe District were posted on social media on Monday morning, infuriating many viewers.

In the 22-second footage, the woman is seen feeding a young boy who was lying shirtless on the floor.

She started hitting the kid on his face as he refused to eat.

In one of the photos, the same woman is pictured grabbing a child by his face and lifting him up.

The Office of Education and Training in Thanh Khe District has carried out an inspection of the center on the same morning.

The facility was then shut down, and the young children were returned to their parents.

Police officers are collecting statements from those involved.

The center is owned by Dinh Thi Hong, 46, vice-chairman of the Chinh Gian People’s Committee Ngo Chinh Cong said.

According to the official, Hong admitted she was the woman in the video clip and photos, adding that the incident occurred in mid-April.

The violence was filmed by one attendant of the daycare, who later quit her job, he added.

The center has a legitimate license, Cong continued, adding that the most recent inspection of the facility was conducted earlier this year.

A woman at a daycare center in Da Nang lifts a child by grabbing his head in this photo uploaded to social media.

By Duy Khang, Source: Tuoi Tre News