Mother of four charged with abuse


The police have brought charges against a 42-year-old woman from Ostrava for physically and psychologically abusing her four sons. They boys aged between six and sixteen were severely beaten on a daily basis, in once case the mother is reported to have beaten one of the younger children until he lost consciousness and left him lying on the floor. The children were not allowed friends, toys or books and all are reported to be suffering from child abuse and neglect syndrome. If convicted the mother faces up to 8 years in prison.