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15 August, 2020
 
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Accused mother gets supervised visit

Limassol judge grants mother one hour each week of supervised visitation

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A Limassol judge has granted supervised weekly visits to the mother of a 19-month-old baby in connection with an ongoing child endangerment case.

In an ongoing case of child endangerment, a 24-year-old female from Latvia was granted on Wednesday the right to see her child for one hour each week. She had requested visitation rights after she and her husband were ordered to stay away from the baby following allegations of child abuse.

The father of the child will also see his baby but it was not clear whether both parents would visit the child together. The young woman, who was suspected along with her 26-year-old Greek Cypriot husband of assaulting his mother, was called in to the local station but ended up being detained on child endangerment charges after police officers said they noticed signs of child abuse.

She was later jailed for a total of three days, while media reports said the case was complicated and included spousal abuse. The young mother reportedly had refused to file a complaint against her husband.

To date, there has been no official determination of child abuse, with reports pointing to suspected child neglect and endangerment following a complaint launched by the baby’s paternal grandmother

To date, there has been no official determination of child abuse, with reports pointing to suspected child neglect and endangerment following a complaint launched by the baby’s paternal grandmother.

The two suspects together are facing a total of 12 charges in three separate cases, including child endangerment, domestic violence, aggravated assault, and destruction of property.

A third suspect, the young woman’s sister, is also facing a single charge of aggravated assault against the mother-in-law.

The couple's arraignment hearing has been set for July 22.

Knews has learned that the judge granted supervised visitation for one hour each week under conditions and at a location specified by Child Services.

The baby is currently in the care of the mother-in-law, who filed the original complaint with police.

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