SINGAPORE: A 36-year-old man was sentenced to six months’ jail on Monday (Jan 18), after pleading guilty to ill-treating his seven-year-old stepson in 2014.
A second charge of child abuse involving the boy’s four-year-old sister was taken into consideration during his sentencing. The man, a bird net installer, cannot be named to protect the identities of his stepchildren.
The court heard that on Aug 5, 2014 at about 9pm, the boy’s stepfather noticed that the 7-year-old was lying in bed playing, instead of sleeping. He decided to ask the boy some mathematics questions and would pinch the boy on his inner thighs when he could not give the right answer. He also slapped his stepson several times on his face.
The boy’s mother heard the commotion, but her husband slapped her when she tried to intervene. She was eventually able to calm the boy down and put him in bed.
At school the next day, the child’s teacher noticed he had some difficulty walking and had severe bruising on his inner thighs. She sent him to National University Hospital, which alerted the police.
The boy’s injuries included reddish-purplish bruises measuring 2.5cm by 6cm on his face and 14cm by 13cm on his inner thigh, according to a medical report.
In sentencing the accused to six months’ jail, District Judge Ng Peng Hong said the boy was a “vulnerable victim” who needs the court’s protection, and reiterated to the accused that the ill-treatment of a child is a serious offence.
The second charge of ill-treatment involving his four-year-old stepdaughter was taken into consideration during sentencing. He was accused of slapping the girl and pinching her armpits multiple times on Feb 7, 2014.
The accused could have been jailed up to four years and face a fine of up to S$4,000.
There’s something so vulnerable about the thighs. I was gonna call this kid a cry baby and an exaggerator but the thought of some manic drunk asian father pinching me in my baby soft thighs with one of those sharp pinches makes my asshole clench and my whole lower body seize and flex and tighten up. I dont get the same feeling about being pinched in the calves. Thinking about getting a cute little pinch from a hot girl on my ass would be kind of kinky. But the thighs, that is flat out abuse. I don’t know if it would ever get to the point where you can’t even god damn walk but then I think about this buddy of mine. Giant motherfucker. Like 6 foot 13. One time he went to Disney and after like an hour and a half of walking his thighs apparently chaffed so hard he needed a god damn wheel chair. Think about it. A fully capable tall human being reduced to a handicap all because his thigh’s chaffed. The way he described it you would think someone grabbed his leg and just started whipping his inner thigh with a horse crop, but nope. It was just from walking. If something someone does everyday can reduce someone to a cripple, then pinching alone (along with other abuse shit this dad did) definitely can make it to the point where you can’t walk.
This guys just an abusive scum father, I don’t think that should be a question at all. I would say kids are getting soft these days but this guy off the bat just seems like he pushes it. id give him more than 6 months.