Dad PAUL LYNN has admitted that he bit his 4-month-old son, but doesn't really remember carrying it out because he was "so drunk." You could dismiss Dad as a random idiot, but it seems there is an abuser side here too, since the mum covered for him because she was "scared."
Mum did eventually break up with Bite Dad after the incident, but Dad still has supervised visitation with his son. That's only for 2 years though. After that, who knows. More bites?
Batley baby bite dad in court
Published Date: 31 March 2010
A father who bit his baby son was trapped when a forensic expert matched his dental impression to the bite mark on the child's face.
He eventually admitted the attack but, told police he could not remember carrying it out because he was so drunk.
Judge Geoffrey Marson told Paul Lynn that his actions were "wicked" after he left the four-month-old with a nasty bite mark on his cheek.
The 24-year-old admitted the attack after a report from the forensic expert considered that the adult-sized bite had been done deliberately and Lynn was the probable suspect.
Lynn avoided a prison sentence yesterday after a court heard that it would cause more suffering to his child if he were sent to jail.
The court heard that Lynn originally persuaded his partner to tell a health visitor that another child was responsible for hurting the baby in the incident in 2008.
But the health visitor became suspicious and reported the matter. The child's mother then told authorities that she had covered for Lynn as she was scared of him.
Lynn was arrested and interviewed by police after the forensic tests but said he had no recollection of the incident as he had so much to drink.
Leeds Crown Court heard how the incident happened after Lynn and the boy's mother had an argument. The boy's mother had been sleeping downstairs and Lynn had been upstairs with the child.
When she went to feed the child she found Lynn trying to stop the baby from crying. The baby went quiet for a while before she heard screaming.
Lynn then gave the baby to his mother, who noticed a mark on his face.
Lynn, of Carlinghow Lane, Batley, pleaded guilty to assault occasioning actual bodily harm.
Nicholas Worsley, for Lynn, said the baby had not suffered permanent injury from the bite injury.
He said his relationship with the child's mother had ended after the incident but he was still allowed supervised contact with his son and provided for him.
Mr Worsley described Lynn as a "changed man" since the incident and had confronted his cannabis and drink problems
Judge Marson gave Lynn a 10-month suspended prison sentence and a two-year supervision order
He said imposing a prison sentence would cause more suffering for the child.