A woman who assaulted her own mother and hurled abusive remarks at policemen was sentenced to a two-year mandatory treatment order on Wednesday (May 16).
In addition, the 33-year-old also snatched and tore up a statement Staff Sergeant Gerald Ng Yong Sheng was taking from her mother about the events that took place in May 2017.
About a month ago on April 18, Cheryl Sng Yu Qin pleaded guilty in a district court to three charges: assaulting her mother, using abusive words on Staff Sgt Ng and obstructing him from performing his duties.
Read more about the incident here.
In the court hearing last month, Sng’s lawyer, Ms Muntaz Zainuddin, asked District Judge Ong Hian Sun to call for a report to assess her client’s suitability for a mandatory treatment order. However, details of Sng’s mental condition were not disclosed then.
Offenders sentenced to a mandatory treatment order will receive treatment for their mental condition instead of jail time. The order can, nevertheless, be revoked if they fail to heed the conditions of their treatment.
For assault, Sng could have been jailed for up to two years and fined up to $5,000 and for verbally abusing a police officer, she could have been jailed for up to a year and fined up to $5,000.