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    Default Fined for 'swiping' someone else's child

    I'm not sure about other states, but it's actually not illegal in Victoria for children to roam the streets, BUT it is illegal to leave anyone under the age of 12 at home alone...go figure :/ a friend of mine actually called the police and asked, because her 8yr old keeps bugging her to walk to school on his own and she told him it's against the law. Called the police to confirm and was actually told it's not against the law at all! Stupid! I agree it's assault but if he did in fact slap him about the face, would there not be marks? I know my son has a habit of stretching the truth when he's about to get in trouble, who's to say this boy didn't do the same thing. But then again, it's something I could see an elderly man doing as well. Who are we to play the judge on whether or not it happened. But we can all agree it is wrong to hit out at a child.

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    I am not at all condoning this behavior but I wonder how the man slapped a child 8 times to the face? If someone hit me once I would be running the away! Even as a child.
    But even one hit is assault and there are other ways of handling the situation!

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    I don't find it hard to believe that he would plead guilty even if he hadn't done it...just read the responses here...he would not have got a fair trial if it had gone to trial as people are too quick to believe things when it comes to kids.

    This kid had been roaming the streets unsupervised...harrassing his neighbour...his mother should be held accountable. Had she provided proper supervision, the whole thing would not have happened.

    If someone was playing knock and run several times a day over a period of months...i reckon i might lose my nut as well!! I would certainly grab them if i had to...and from what i have read, that is probably what happened here.

    I have an 8 year old boy, and if someone hit him I would be fuming...but, he doesn't go out unsupervised and it would not occur to him to play knock and run! It is NOT normal mischief...it is harrassment when done to the level here.

    This kid has learnt that he can torment someone over a period of months and then his mum gets a nice pay off...awesome, cannot wait to hear about how wonderful and productive his life is and what a lovely teenager he will be!

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    I don't find it hard to believe that he would plead guilty even if he hadn't done it...just read the responses here...he would not have got a fair trial if it had gone to trial as people are too quick to believe things when it comes to kids.

    This kid had been roaming the streets unsupervised...harrassing his neighbour...his mother should be held accountable. Had she provided proper supervision, the whole thing would not have happened.

    If someone was playing knock and run several times a day over a period of months...i reckon i might lose my nut as well!! I would certainly grab them if i had to...and from what i have read, that is probably what happened here.

    I have an 8 year old boy, and if someone hit him I would be fuming...but, he doesn't go out unsupervised and it would not occur to him to play knock and run! It is NOT normal mischief...it is harrassment when done to the level here.

    This kid has learnt that he can torment someone over a period of months and then his mum gets a nice pay off...awesome, cannot wait to hear about how wonderful and productive his life is and what a lovely teenager he will be!
    People are too SLOW to believe kids in most cases, not too quick.

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    He should be charged no way should he be hitting a child thats is disgusting or anyone for that matter. I also however thing the child care giver should be charged to for letting the kid roam the streets nocking on strange peoples doors anything could of happened to him, terrible behaviour all around in my opinion

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ffrenchknickers View Post
    People are too SLOW to believe kids in most cases, not too quick.

    not here though...

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    not here though...
    What do you mean?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pandora67 View Post
    I am not at all condoning this behavior but I wonder how the man slapped a child 8 times to the face? If someone hit me once I would be running the away! Even as a child.
    But even one hit is assault and there are other ways of handling the situation!
    It was 5 times on the face (according to the news). I made a typo in the original post.

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    Nobody got a pay off - he was fined not sued.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smileygirl View Post
    not here though...
    Here or not he plead guilty, he took the child home and explained what happened. It doesn't seem as though there was any his word against the child.

    He may have been remorseful , there may have been witnesses. For whatever reason he confessed to hitting the child in the face 5 times. Try to play that out, like on a pillow, how do you hit someone 5 times as a reaction... once... twice... but really the act goes well and truly beyond a reasonable response to a child being a pain.

    The thing that's crap though as well is I'll agree- no lesson learned. The child is now the victim of an assault. Had he not been assaulted there would be room for a reasonable punishment or repercussion.

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