A nursery worker is facing court accused of assaulting a toddler at a day care facility – allegedly holding the child upside down by the feet, bursting blood vessels around the child’s eyes.
Caroline Taylor faces a further charge of assaulting a child by lifting the child by the feet, and dropping the alleged victim on the floor.
A third charge alleges she “wilfully ill treated and emotionally abused” children in her care “in a manner likely to cause them unnecessary suffering or injury to health”.
Prosecutors allege that she spoke to them in an inappropriate manner and threatened to physically abuse them if they did not behave.
The offences are alleged to have taken place at a nursery in Cupar, between November 2013 and February 2014.
Taylor, 44, of Lorraine Drive, Cupar, did not appear at Dundee Sheriff Court to face the charges.
Sheriff Walter Mercer read a letter sent by Taylor in relation to the charge and decided to continue the case without plea for three weeks for her to appear personally in the dock.