Care worker faces prison after slapping vulnerable St Albans teen
PUBLISHED: 16:19 13 November 2020 | UPDATED: 16:19 13 November 2020
A care worker was warned by a judge yesterday (November 12) that she could go to prison after she admitted slapping a vulnerable St Albans teenager in her care.
Michelle Cave, 48, of High Street, London Colney, has pleaded guilty to the ill treatment and wilful neglect of the 15-year-old girl between November 25 and November 27 2019.
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The case was not opened at St Albans crown court by prosecutor Martin Mulgrew.
Defence barrister Christopher Harding asked for the case to be adjourned for a pre-sentence report to be prepared.
Judge Caroline Wigin bailed Cave, who will be sentenced on December 17.
The judge said: “I am making no promises with regard to the pre-sentence report. The case clearly crosses the custody threshold.”
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