Monday, August 9, 2010

Dad found unfit for trial; had tied up, beaten 10-year-old son during visitation (Quebec, Canada)

UNNAMED DAD has been found unfit to stand trial for "allegedly" tying up and beating his 10-year-old son for more than 36 hours last week. Daddy also assaulted a police officer.

But because Daddy has refused to eat, drink, or talk since he was arrested, he's been found unfit to stand trial.

But check out something interesting. All this took place during Daddy's visitation time. So who decided Daddy was fit for that? Any hands?

Quebec dad unfit to stand trial for allegedly beating, tying up son

Boy, 10, found bruised, dehydrated after being bound for more than 36 hours: cops

By Marianne White, Postmedia News August 9, 2010 3:04 PM

QUEBEC - A 42-year-old dentist was found unfit to stand trial Monday in connection with the alleged confinement and beating of his 10-year-old son.

The man was arrested last week after police found his son bound, bruised and dehydrated in the accused's Quebec City residence.

Police believe the boy was tied up for more than 36 hours in a room with fabric-covered windows.

The father was charged with unlawful confinement, aggravated assault and violating Article 215 of the Criminal Code, which requires parents or guardians to provide necessities for children under their care.

He was also charged with assaulting a police officer and obstruction of justice.

Since his arrest, the man has refused to eat, drink or talk, and a psychological report tabled in court Monday deemed him unfit to stand trial.

Crown prosecutor Nathalie Leroux said the accused is shut down and unable to communicate or understand the proceedings.

The court ordered the accused to be treated for 30 days by a medical team at a Quebec City psychiatric hospital.

The treatment can be extended for another 30 days if the accused is not yet fit to stand trial.

After that, Leroux said the Crown will continue to monitor the man's health until found fit and tried.

The accused's name cannot be revealed to protect the identity of the young victim.

Police were called to the man's residence on Aug. 1 after the boy's mother expressed concerns she had not heard from either her ex-husband or son for several days.

The child was discovered with his hands and his feet tied together. Despite being weak and dehydrated, the boy was deemed healthy enough to be given to his mother.

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