Oz man ‘forces sons to drink cleaning product as punishment’By ANI
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
MELBOURNE - In a bid to discipline his young sons, a Brisbane father made the kids drink household cleaning products, it has emerged.
A Brisbane District Court jury was told the father, then aged 23, tortured the toddlers by trying to have them ingest “green and white soap” at their family home at Keperra, northwest of Brisbane last year, reported the Courier Mail.
Prosecutor Dennis Kinsella said the man tried to chastise both his sons, aged three and five, by pouring “dishwashing liquid”, disinfectant or both into their mouths, reports News.com.au.
He said the father’s punishment was the result of waking up to find the boys had made a mess while snacking on ham, Weet-Bix, ice cream and Milo.
The father, however, has pleaded not guilty to one count each of torture, grievous bodily harm and common assault. (ANI)