FixedIt: Violent man is not the victim here

According to the Sunshine Coast Daily, a man who breached a domestic violence order and took another woman’s car without permission or a licence has “paid dearly” by being given a $900 fine and a two month sentence to be served concurrently with sentences for other crimes.

He was not charged with holding a baby. Holding a baby is not a criminal offence. Breaching a DVO, driving without a licence and “unlawful use of a vehicle” are, however, criminal offences.

On November 8 when he first saw his son – who was born while he was in custody – he was hit with an “overwhelming” desire to hold him.

The father approached the pair and asked to hold the child, with the mother initially refusing before allowing him a few minutes.

When she asked for the child back he said, “I don’t have to give him back”, but complied when the mother began to call the police.

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