Monday, June 8, 2009

Dad's assault leaves baby with 38 broken bones

A 34-year-old man from the West Australian town of Albany has admitted to bashing his three month old son, leaving him with 38 broken bones.

In the District Court in Perth, Jonathon Stephen Lowe pleaded guilty to a charge of causing aggravated grievous bodily harm.

The court heard he injured the baby during a series of assaults over two weeks in early 2007.

During an earlier hearing a police prosecutor told the Albany Magistrate's Court staff at Princess Margaret Hospital had described the baby's injuries as the worst case of child abuse they had ever seen.

The child is now in foster care and his mother is only allowed supervised access visits.

Lowe is due to be sentenced on August 7.


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