UNNAMED DAD has been found guilty of assaulting his 19-month-old daughter. Two witnesses saw him hitting the crying baby while she was in her pram (baby carriage). Daddy blames the little girl, saying she was having a "tantrum" because she was "hungry and teething." Don't suppose it occurred to this nitwit to FEED her then? What a radical idea.
But being a nitwit doesn't seem to hurt ya none, because all Daddy gets are the stupid parenting and anger management classes, etc.
INVISIBLE MOTHER ALERT: So while this "caretaking" daddy was smacking the baby for being hungry, where is the mother? Working?
Father found guilty of assaulting daughter
Wed, 2 Jun 2010
A 43-year-old Queenstown man was found guilty of assaulting his 19-month-old daughter when he appeared in the Queenstown District Court yesterday.
The man, who has interim name suppression, defended the charge at a hearing before Judge Dominic Flatley.
Two witnesses for the prosecution gave evidence they saw the man hitting his daughter in Gorge Rd on November 6.
The two men said that they heard a baby crying and saw the man bending over the pram and hitting her three times with an open hand.
The two men reported what they saw to police.
In a taped interview with police, which was played in court, the man said his daughter had been crying and having a tantrum because she was hungry and teething.
He denied he had hit his daughter.
Judge Flatley found the man guilty after no defence evidence was presented.
He deferred sentencing to August 9.
However, he indicated the man would be discharged without conviction if he attended parenting and anger management programmes.