A WOMAN who ‘habitually abused’ her two young nieces, both of whom have disabilities, has been sentenced to two years in prison, suspended on the condition she does not reoffend for five years.
In addition, the 61 year-old must not communicate with the young girls for six years.
The Superior Court of Justice of the Balearic Islands heard that children, aged 11 and nine, were assaulted ‘both in the head and legs’ and had cigarettes put out on their skin over a two year period between 2012 and 2014.
The 61 year-old, who had reportedly faced a three year sentence and a compensation claim of €60,000, accepted two years after the financial request was withdrawn.
It was also heard that the girls were sexually abused by their 74 year-old uncle, whose case has been ‘temporarily shelved’ because of ‘ensuing dementia’ which prevents him from being tried.