Monday, February 22, 2010

1 year of jail for felon dad who beat developmentally disabled son, force-fed him juice till he vomited (San Mateo, California)

Dad JASON TODD MCGLOWN is a 3 time loser--he had earlier felony assault convictions in 1996 and 1998. Then he whips his developmentally disabled son with a belt and force-feeds him juice until he vomits as "punishment" for taking a juice box at school without permission.

Um, can we finally admit that this is NOT a good dad, and that he shouldn't be around children?

Apparently not, as child abuse coddler judge Joseph Scott has ruled that Daddy Dearest will only get one year in jail, and that with credit for time served, he'll be out in less than a month. The poor dear was misunderstood you see, he lacked the "proper parenting tools." Daddy is not barred from contacting his son (e.g. parental rights still in place), but he's not supposed to "harass the boy."

Does anybody seriously think this @$$wipe learned anything? Other than the fact that violent felons get away with sh** again and again, and that the authorities really don't care?

Jail for father who force-fed son juice
February 20, 2010, 02:45 AM By Michelle Durand

A father facing life in prison for whipping and force-feeding juice to his developmentally disabled son after the teen was sent home from school was sentenced Friday to a year in jail with enough credit to free him in little more than a month.

Jason Todd McGlown, 36, has two prior convictions and faced a third-strike sentence after being convicted of felony child abuse. On Friday, however, Judge Joseph Scott noted that McGlown had matured and his misguided actions were due to “lack of proper parenting tools.”

Scott sentenced McGlown to a year in jail followed by four years probation and year-long child abuse program. McGlown has credit for 300 days against his term and must serve two-thirds of the remaining two months. He is not barred from contacting his son but is not allowed to harass the boy. Scott ordered him back to court in three months for a progress report.

The District Attorney’s Office had sought at least a second, if not a third, strike.

“We didn’t feel this was a person who warranted leniency. We are disappointed but the judge sat through the trial and ultimately renders the decision he feels is best,” said Chief Deputy District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe.

On Oct. 6, 2009, after a seven-day trial, jurors convicted McGlown of the felony but acquitted him of child endangerment likely to cause great bodily injury or death. A subsequent court trial on the prior convictions found them true. McGlown has two felony assault convictions dating from 1996 and 1998.

At the time, Wagstaffe called it an “outstanding” resolution for the facts of the case.

On Feb. 13, 2008, according to prosecutors, the boy’s mother called McGlown to pick up their 13-year-old son from school in San Bruno after the child was sent home for swiping a juice box. McGlown allegedly brought the boy to the Burlingame home he shares with his parents and made him drink a dozen juice boxes until he vomited. McGlown then whipped the boy on the buttocks and back with a belt, according to the District Attorney’s Office.

McGlown has been free from custody on a $100,000 bail bond.