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A security officer who allegedly threw hot water on a child has been granted bail after a fingerprint trace revealed she had no criminal record.

Vanessa Bobb was granted $40,000 surety bail with a cash bail alternative of $5,000 when she reappeared via video link before San Fernando Senior Magistrate Jo-Anne Connor.

When Bobb first appeared on Monday, the magistrate read the charge of assaulting a minor to her, but she was not called upon to enter a plea.

Bobb was remanded into custody for the police to conduct a trace to determine if she had previous convictions or pending matters.

When she reappeared before the magistrate on Wednesday, court prosecutor Sgt Harold Ishmael confirmed she had no criminal record.

It is alleged that on April 30, Bobb was at her Cipero Road, San Fernando home when she accused a 13-year-old boy of damaging her television set.

It is further alleged that she got annoyed, picked up a pot of hot water from the stove, and threw it on the child. The police received information and went to the woman’s house where they allegedly observed burns to the child’s leg and private area.

He was taken for medical treatment while Bobb was arrested. She was charged by PC Baksh.

Bobb was warned to stay away from the child and have no contact with him. The matter was adjourned to June 3.