Tradie who sent pornography to his 14-year-old son as a bonding exercise is fined $1,000 – with the magistrate calling it ‘appalling behaviour’
- Gold Coast dad pleaded guilty Monday for sending pornographic images to son
- 48-year-old sent his son two sexually explicit images and a pornographic video
- Magistrate Mark Howden said ‘absolutely no excuse’ for his ‘appalling behavior’
A Gold Coast dad has been fined $1,000 for sending pornographic images to his 14-year-old son in an attempt to bond with the teenager following his divorce.
The 48-year-old man pleaded guilty on Monday to three counts of using a carriage service to menace after he sent two sexually explicit images and a pornographic video to his son.
Magistrate Mark Howden said there was ‘absolutely no excuse’ for the tradie’s actions, the Gold Coast Bulletin reported.
A Gold Coast dad pleaded guilty Monday for sending two sexually explicit images and a pornographic video to his son (pictured: stock image)
‘The behaviour cannot be described as anything other than appalling behaviour by a parent to send images of this nature to a child,’ the magistrate said in imposing the $1000 fine.
‘The message it sends to the child regarding his father’s attitude towards women can only be detrimental on the child.’
Defence barrister Marty Longhurst told the Southport Magistrates Court the man had completed a parenting course since the incident.
Mr Longhurst said the man had been considering retraining to work in aged care.
Magistrate Howden said that kind of behavior would not be tolerated by the court and fined the tradie $1000 at the Southport Magistrates Court (pictured)