Note that violent father KEIL BRYAN--who has been convicted of robbery, assaulting a police officer, and domestic violence/harrassment of his ex-girlfriend (for which he received a restraining order)--STILL HAD VISITATION RIGHTS with their son. Of course, he hassled his ex-girlfriend constantly about access, so the poor dear's most recent attack on his ex, where he bit her on the neck and back, is blamed on his "frustration." Guess that' s why he's not getting jail--his "frustration" apparently has more weight than a restraining order. Don't see here that his visitation is being taken away either.
So are fathers really discriminated against? Or does the system bend over backwards in indulging abuser dads, no matter what the cost to the mother or child?
Thug 'is a risk to women' after biting his ex-partner
Published Date: 10 November 2009
A VIOLENT young dad who poses a "risk" to women he forms relationships with was spared jail after biting his ex partner three times on the neck and back.
Jobless Keil Bryan, aged 24, who has previous convictions for robbery and assaulting a police officer, sank his teeth into Tiffany Pointer's neck and back after a night's drinking.
Sheffield Crown Court heard Bryan was already subject to a five-year restraining order at the time of the attack, having pleaded guilty last year to harassment.
The couple, who have a young son together, had been in a four-and-a-half year relationship which ended in summer 2007. Alison Dorrell, prosecuting, said Tiffany took out the restraining order preventing Bryan from going within 50m of her home, or contacting her unless it concerned an arranged visit to their child.
"From February to July there was friendly contact between the parties on good terms, but in July the relationship soured and as a result there were difficulties over access to the boy," she said.
She said Bryan, of Brackley Street, Burngreave, Sheffield, visited Tiffany at home, and abused her in phone calls and by text message in the escalating dispute over access arrangements.
"He accepts these were in breach of the restraining order and in abusive terms, which Miss Pointer found to be distressing and worrying." Ms Dorrell told the court the estranged couple met "by chance" in September 2008.
"Both had been drinking, and proceeded to engage in horseplay with one another. This got out of hand, and resulted in bite marks to Miss Pointer. These were three bites to the neck and back area."
Defending, Judith Seabourne said: "Keil Bryan's frustration at not being able to make prior arrangements to see his son caused the contact."
Judge Alan Goldsack QC sentenced Bryan to an 18-month supervision order, to include attendance on a domestic abuse programme, six months on an electronic tag, and a curfew from 9pm to 6am.