Dad in abuse case to keep sentence
Thu, 06 Dec 2012 8:40p.m.
A west Auckland father jailed for his part in a serious child cruelty case has lost his bid to have his two-year minimum jail term reduced.
The father, whose name is suppressed to protect the identity of his daughter, was jailed for three years earlier this year for his part in the sustained abuse of the girl, then nine.
The girl was found hiding in a cupboard in her home. She was starving, dehydrated, bruised and suffering from broken bones and anaemia from internal bleeding and her scalp had been half torn off.
The girl's mother was regarded as the lead offender but the father was jailed because he stood by and allowed his wife to continue abusing the girl and took no steps to arrange medical care.
The man didn't appeal his three-year jail term but he thought his two-year minimum term was excessive.
But three Court of Appeal judges rejected the man's bid, saying the judge was right to say two years was appropriate given the seriousness of the crime.
The mother is serving a seven and a half year jail term, with a minimum term of five years.
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7/12/2012 11:06:35 a.m.
iron side wrote:
Isn't this the one where the child was taken by CYF as a baby claiming the mother might have post natal depression . Then the girl was repeatedly beaten and sexually abused by a string of CYF caregivers until she was so injured that she couldn't hold her bowels and had severe brain damage and the mum tried all those years to get help for her child and CYF refused her all the way?? Or was that another CYF case??
7/12/2012 8:53:22 a.m.
moral outrage wrote:
3 years is not long enough for such offenses. Why are not the CYF caregivers and CYF employees who also perpetrated severe abuse and neglect on this child over her entire life going to prison with him?? Sterlise all of them and ban them from contact with children.
7/12/2012 4:12:09 a.m.
At least they punish child abuse in Australia...in South Korea the courts ignore even video evidence
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