June 2022

Scots actor forced young child to eat own vomit and slapped another during torrent of abuse

A actress forced a young child to eat his own vomit during a catalogue of abuse against two children.

Renar Bain, 44, repeatedly assaulted the children by striking them to the head with her hand while she took care of them at her Edinburgh home.

Bain insisted one of the children eat food that had been dropped on the floor, while also making the youngster eat his own vomit after he had been sick.

Bain carried out the abuse on one child over an eight-year period, while the second child was abused over a four year period.

The actress and model – who has recently appeared in the blockbuster movie Indiana Jones 5 and Steve Coogan’s The Lost King – denied the allegations and stood trial over two days at Edinburgh Sheriff Court this week.

The court was played recorded police interviews involving both children where they stated Bain had regularly struck them to the head during visits to her home.

One child said he had accidentally dropped noodles onto the floor during a meal time and was made to eat the food after Bain had spooned it back onto his plate.

The boy also said on two occasions he had been sick into his plate at the dinner table and Bain had separated the food from the vomit and made him eat it.

During cross examination by prosecutor Jack Caster, the actor denied having a short temper

But, following the evidence, Sheriff Wendy Sheehan found Bain guilty of the three charges, after deleting allegations of her assaulting both children by hitting them with a metal tube and repeatedly forcing one of the children into a cold shower.

Sheriff Sheehan said Bain had carried out the assaults over “a significant period of time” and the children had given “clear and compelling evidence” regarding what happened to them.

Bain was released on bail and sentence was deferred to July for the preparation of criminal justice social work reports.

Bain was found guilty of assaulting one child by repeatedly slapping them to the head between January 1, 2012, and May 5, 2020.

She was also found guilty of assaulting the second child by repeatedly slapping them to the head between September 11, 2016, and May 6, 2020.

The actor was also found guilty of causing one of the children to be ill-treated in a manner likely to cause them unnecessary suffering or injury to health, by insisting he eat food that had been on the floor and repeatedly make him eat his own vomit on occasions between September 11, 2016, and May 6, 2020.

Bain’s profile on the Star Now audition website states she is a commercial model, actor, TV presenter, DJ and hair stylist.