Notice that once again, you have to read through to the very end to find out that dad KRISTOPHER HARVEY was non-custodial, and that he abused these boys during visitation.
Also notice that Mom doesn't have custody--the grandmother does. Whatever happened to Mom isn't explained. We aren't told if she's dead, alive, "missing" or what.
However, I suspect Daddy Dearest must have a documentable history of neglect and/or abuse for Grandma to have custody instead of him.
Can't help but wonder if there is a stupid judge behind this visitation, and that this fiasco was court ordered.
Surprise father sentenced in child abuse case
By Cecilia Chan
The Arizona Republic-12 News Breaking News Team
Wed Feb 27, 2013 12:48 PM
A 33-year-old Surprise father who forced his two young sons to drink alcohol and then threw them into a pool to teach them a lesson received three years supervised probation Wednesday for child abuse.
As part of the plea agreement, Kristopher Harvey must take parenting classes and have no contact with his sons without approval from Child Protective Services or the Adult Probation Department, according to a Maricopa County Superior Court document.
Police arrested Harvey in June after officers were alerted to his residence by a neighbor who reported hearing screaming and crying.
According to a police report, officers entered the house and found the boys in their underwear crying and screaming. Both of the boys were intoxicated and vomiting, police said.
Harvey also appeared to be intoxicated and had trouble standing up and speaking clearly, police said.
Officers were told that the two boys, who were then 12 and 13 years old, drank some of their father’s alcohol a week prior and that Harvey was trying to teach them a lesson.
One of the boys told police that Harvey put them in the back yard and forced them to drink shots of hard liquor. Harvey refused to let the boys back into the house until they finished the alcohol, police said.
Police said Harvey then threw the boys into the pool while intoxicated.
The boys were visiting Harvey from California, where they live with their grandmother, police said.