Woman from March jailed for neglect as she did ‘nothing to prevent’ an 18-month-old child from being left with ‘horrific’ injuries

Monika Rudaityte, 27, of Badgeney Road, March

Monika Rudaityte, 27, of Badgeney Road, March - Credit: Archant

A woman who did nothing to protect a toddler from being punched in the face has been jailed for more than four years.

Monika Rudaityte, 27, of Badgeney Road, March, was in the house when an 18-month-old girl suffered abuse at the hands of 29-year-old Deividas Subacius in September last year.

The toddler was punched in the face by Subacius and had significant swelling and bruising to her right eye.

An examination by doctors also revealed she had eight healed fractures including to her femur, wrist, collar bone and ribs.

Rudaityte pleaded guilty to neglect and was sentenced at Peterborough Crown Court today (May 29) to four years and nine months.

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Detective Constable Clemie Yaxley said: “The child in this case suffered horrific injuries but Rudaityte did nothing to prevent it. Thankfully she has no lasting injuries and is now flourishing.

“Neglect is the ongoing failure to meet a child’s basic needs and is the most common form of child abuse. It can be dangerous and can cause serious, long-term damage, even death.

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“If you think a child is in immediate danger call police on 999. If you’re worried about a child, but unsure call police on 101 or the NSPCC on 0808 800 5000.”

Subacius was jailed for 17 years in February after pleading guilty to actual bodily harm, grievous bodily harm and blackmail.

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