Mum Who Made Baby Do Back Flips Is Spared Jail

16/04/2010 08:44 | Updated 22 May 2015

A woman who made her baby do back flips, breaking six of her bones, has escaped being sent to jail.

The Sun reports that the 20-year-old mum thought it was "hilarious" to make her six-month-old daughter do acrobatics.

Cherie Moss's baby Paris was left with fractures to her collarbone, leg, arm and rib cage.

However Moss told Basildon Crown Court she never meant to hurt the tot.

The Sun says Judge Christopher Mitchell told Moss he was not happy with her explanation of events but that the prosecution had accepted she did not mean to hurt the child.

The judge told her: "What is clear is these fractures were caused because you behaved with a reckless indifference towards Paris.

"These are injuries the public will, quite rightly, view with horror."

The Sun says Paris was first taken to hospital with several bruises and a broken collarbone in February last year but was allowed to return home with her mother.

But the next month, the newspaper says, Paris was taken back to hospital after accidentally choking on bath water.

Doctors carried out scans which revealed five new fractures.

The baby was taken into care and her mother, from Pitsea, Essex, was arrested.

Defending Moss, The Sun says John Caudle told the court that the young mum suffers from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

She pleaded guilty to child cruelty back in January and this week was given an eight-month sentence suspended for two years, along with a 12-month supervision order and 150 hours of community service.

The Sun says Moss is now only allowed to see her daughter three times a week during supervised visits, but plans to fight for full custody in the future.

The stupid things people do with their children to put them in danger never ceases to amaze me.

What do you think? Should this woman have been sent to jail? And should she be allowed custody of her daughter again?

Source: The Sun

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