A grand jury agrees that a baby getting punched in the face warrants felony charges.
Guam – The Attorney General’s Office may not have initially agreed that a woman seen punching a 10-month-old baby in a video warrants felony charges based on Guam law, but a grand jury certainly does.
Late this afternoon, the AG’s Office notified PNC that a grand jury has returned an indictment against Yu Hua Han, upgrading her misdemeanor assault and child abuse charges to felony charges. Han was indicted on 2 counts aggravated assault as a third degree felony, 2 counts child abuse as a third degree felony, and 2 counts each of assault and child abuse as misdemeanors.
Han is believed to be the woman seen punching a 10-month-old baby at the Micronesia Mall earlier this month in a video that went viral on social media.
The community expressed disappointment that Han was only charged with misdemeanors at first and a Facebook page was also started calling for justice.
That public outcry may have helped seal the felony charges. Han now faces up to 5 years in prison. Misdemeanors are only punishable by up to 1 year imprisonment.