"The woman was already on the plane by the time we were made aware of what had happened”, the Bruges Prosecutor Jean-Marc Berkvens (photo) told journalists.
On her return to the United States, the woman carried out a similar attack on a pair of twins there. She broke the twin’s arms and legs and was given a five-year suspended sentence.
The judicial authorities in Bruges say that every effort will now be made to ensure that the child-minder is put behind bars. “We have asked that she be extradited as soon as possible. Although this will be far from easy”, Public Prosecutor Berkvens said.