Another example of what father's rights has wrought. Dad WAYNE RICARDO SCHWAMM has finally pleaded guilty to assaulting the mother of his 20-month-old son, the child he took from her and left unattended in his car outside a strip club. But Daddy really struggled with this decision to plead guilty, see. He was worried that a guilty plea MIGHT ENDANGER HIS CUSTODY BID FOR THE CHILD. Meanwhile, Mum is stuck in court-mandated "relationship counselling" with this piece of crap. Stupid and unbelievable. It seems you can never escape these guys nowadays, even when they are convicted or plead guilty to crimes. Of course, he's out on bail. Aren't they always. Meanwhile, in Brooklyn, New York, a mother is in jail WITHOUT BAIL because she doesn't want her son to visit with his convicted serial rapist father in prison. Are we starting to see a pattern here?
We've posted on this case before.
Strip club father convicted of assault
By MICHAEL FORBES - The Dominion Post
Last updated 05:00 29/06/2010
The man who left his baby unsupervised outside a Wellington strip club has admitted assaulting the child's mother, after previously wanting to argue the charge.
Wayne Ricardo Schwamm, 42, of Palmerston North, pleaded guilty to assaulting Ashley Chai this year.
But he changed his mind when he appeared for sentence on June 1 – worried that a conviction would prevent him winning custody of his 20-month-old son. He asked Judge Grant Fraser to vacate the guilty plea.
In Palmerston North District Court yesterday, Schwamm had another change of heart and opted to stick with the guilty plea. Judge Fraser previously indicated that Schwamm would be convicted and discharged if he completed eight relationship counselling sessions with Ms Chai.
Schwamm said he had not completed the counselling because the incident outside the strip club – for which he pleaded guilty to leaving a child under 14 without reasonable supervision and was fined $200 – meant he was not allowed to associate with her.
Schwamm was remanded on bail till September 30 to allow him time to complete an anger management course.
The police summary of facts said Schwamm hit Ms Chai in anger, after she allowed the baby to stand up in his high-chair while being fed.
Schwamm told Ms Chai she had ignored his instructions and hit her once, very hard, on her left upper arm with a closed fist, the summary said.
He pleaded guilty on April 19 to leaving his son unsupervised.
He went to Splash Club in Courtenay Place, Wellington, about 3am on April 13 to pick up a stripper friend but, when she was unable to finish work, he waited inside, rather than returning to the car.
A passer-by noticed his young son locked in the back seat and called police.
It is understood the child was unattended for about 40 minutes