Wednesday 22 July 2015

Mum Posts Photo of Down's Syndrome Boy in Washing Machine on Facebook

A young mum has been questioned by police after posting this sick photo of a toddler with Down’s syndrome trapped in a washing machine on Facebook.
Courtney Stewart has also allegedly been attacked on her doorstep after sharing the image.
But the 21-year-old, herself a mother, defiantly refused to apologise for her actions,the Daily Record reported .
She said of the boy, who was in her care at the time: “He loves the washing machine. We took a picture and it was a laugh.”

Stewart’s neighbours in Erskine, Renfrewshire, were horrified when they saw the image of the two-and-a-half-year-old inside the machine – with an adult’s hand holding the door.
A member of the public who contacted the Record about the picture said: “It was terrible to look at.
“For anyone, let alone someone who is also a parent, to take a picture like that and stick it on Facebook for a laugh is unbelievable.
“It’s no wonder people are angry about it.
“People in the town have been talking about it, because anyone who has seen it has been left shocked.”

Courtney Stewart

Stewart told the newspaper that the boy, who is small for his age, climbed into the machine of his own accord.
And she condemned those who reported her to police.
She said: “He is clearly laughing in the pictures.
“So I don’t understand why somebody took that picture as – well, I don’t know what they took it as.
“What did they think I was doing to him? Taking him for a spin?
“He’s got a bit of a washing obsession. Anyone who knows him would know he’s got a washing obsession.
“I don’t know who reported it. I don’t really know why they would do that. I think it’s absolutely ridiculous.
“They shouldn’t be able to call the police anonymously.
“The police know who it was and I don’t think it’s at all fair that they can’t tell me.”
The photo appeared on Facebook on Thursday last week and quickly caused an angry reaction.
One woman said of Stewart: “She is a scumbag. She is a nutter.”
Stewart replied to her critics by asking: “Who phoned the police and said ----- was being abused in this pic?
“For anybody who knows ----- they’ll know he loves washing machines. So take a good look at your life first hen.”

Via - Mirror.

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