A father who was caught on camera encouraging his son to viciously attack another teen has been jailed for two months.
The 46-year-old father and his son were charged with aggravated assault after the pair allegedly attacked a 14-year-old Aboriginal boy in South Australia in December.
The pair were arrested after a sickening video of the teen being verbally and physically attacked was uploaded to Facebook.
A South Australian father who was caught on camera encouraging his son to viciously attack another teen has pleaded guilty to assault
The father – who cannot be identified because his son is a minor – appeared in the Port Augusta Magistrates Court on Thursday.
Magistrate Rodney Oates said the attack upon the ‘defenceless young man’ would not qualify for home detention or a fully suspended sentence, Adelaide Now reported.
‘The attack was prolonged, (the victim) could not retaliate, it was cruel and a frightening breach of trust,’ he said.
‘(The man) should have sought to resolve the situation — however he actively participated, directed and inflamed it.’
The man pleaded guilty to one aggravated count of committing an assault without a weapon.
At sentencing his letter of apology and lack of previous violence was taken into consideration, however, he did have a history of drug and driving offenses.
Mr Oates imprisoned the man for a term of five months and 12 days.
After the first two months he ordering the man be released on a good behaviour bond.
The vicious bashing had been uploaded by the victim’s aunty and shows the young boy being chased down and thrown to the ground by the alleged brother of a girl he allegedly spat on, while her father yelled threats.
The slender teenager first faced a series of shoves from the young man, with the man threatening to ‘smash his f***ing face in’ if he retaliated.
‘Tell him to leave me alone then,’ the defenseless teen yells while being thrust backwards in a choke hold.
‘Nah you deserve what you get mate,’ the man says.
After being smashed into a concrete wall and thrown to the ground at the hands of the son, the father then demands the boy to apologise ‘for spitting on his daughter
After being smashed into a concrete wall and thrown to the ground at the hands of the son, the father then demands the boy to apologise ‘for spitting on his daughter’.
The young man continues to throw punches into the sides of the victim, who can be heard repeatedly screaming, ‘I’m sorry’.
As the young man continues to unleash his aggressive wrath, the older man halts the attack momentarily to direct the victim onto his knees while more harsh words are exchanged.
The young man shoves the defenseless boy onto the bitumen as the father continues yelling threats.
‘Look at me in the f***ing eye, you f***in got it?,’ he howls while removing sunglasses from his eyes.
‘You spit on my daughter again, I’m gonna f***in cave your head in, you got it c***, yeah?.’
Finally released from the young man’s grip, the teen leaps to his feet and walks away swiftly as the father continues hurling threats in his direction.