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Mum fined for giving toddler son cigs and beer

The Local/og · 2 Apr 2012, 15:51

Published: 02 Apr 2012 15:51 GMT+02:00

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The district court in Malmö convicted the woman of harassment, narcotic crimes, and unlawful procurement of alcohol and ordered her to pay a 5,000 kronor ($756) fine.

The woman's fine was discounted as she had already spent 20 days under arrest when the incident first came to light last winter.

The court wrote in its ruling that the 36-year old mother's crimes were of special consideration as they were "committed against a small and defenseless child, and occurred in the home of one of the people who should have been responsible for the child's safety."

Her children have been living at a foster home since the incident, which occurred at a party in Malmö, at which time the mother was under the influence of cannabis.

The woman has since confessed to offering her son cigarettes and beer.

At the party, which took place in June last year, the 3-year-old boy was filmed as he was urged to smoke a cigarette given to him by his mother.

"Take a toke then you little… inhale then… come on now. Inhale a little. Light it up now, for goodness sake, get the damned thing going," the mother said according to the transcript.

Some other party goers then gave the boy a can of beer. The mother did not protest. They started joking about what would happen if the social services found out

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The mother allegedly told the boy not to tell them, called him a squealer and a snitch and flicked her fingers at his head.

The fact that the incident was caught on camera meant that the prosecutors had a strong case against the woman, who has since sought treatment for chemical dependency.

The Local/og (news@thelocal.se)

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Your comments about this article

18:17 April 2, 2012 by kenny8076
20 days in jail for this isnt too bad... gotta love the system here.... he will be forever scared and known for this, she just did 20 days... sweet
18:26 April 2, 2012 by Mina08
4000sek fine, way to go swedish law, another for the f#ck up book then
20:14 April 2, 2012 by johan rebel
A Swedish mom?

Oh, come on!
21:23 April 2, 2012 by jostein
Yep, swedish.
22:00 April 2, 2012 by J Jack
OK not to try by media but the facts have been proven and she should be doing 2 years just for getting stoned with the kid in her custody .. as for the smoking thing, that's plain assault of a minor and what kind of fine do the others who gave the child beer face? This could not be real! I live here .. this can't happen.
22:06 April 2, 2012 by Rod Munch
I read that this was a gypsy family. Not Swedish.
23:53 April 2, 2012 by Pakistani_Student
What a mother :/
05:53 April 3, 2012 by mamegoma
20 days and a fine? What does that show to the mother and the rest of Sweden? They should take her child away. She is clearly not fit to be a mother.
08:17 April 3, 2012 by jostein
Rod Munch

The woman is ethnic swede that married into a gypsie family (since remarried). But you can hardly blame her family for her actions? We are all responsible for our own actions. And like it or not, we also have collective responsibility for the actions of the members of our various groups.
10:04 April 3, 2012 by Melody P
The woman (I do not care where she was born nor her ancestry) is not qualitfied to be a mother. She is a disgrace. And her penalty was far too lenient. The woman could live in any country in the world and she would still be an unfit mother, based on what she did. The penalty imposed was far too lenient. She abused her child and exposed her child to extreme risk. When will Judges take child abuse more seriously? Even if she gets over her drug issues under control she still needs more parenting skills as clearly she is an unfit mother if she thinks she can do these things.
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