Sunday, June 11, 2006

And yet gay parents would do harm to kids:

A BUNDABERG couple who beat and starved two little boys have been jailed in Victoria for what a judge described as "sustained brutal and heartless treatment".

It took Judge Leslie Ross almost 15 minutes to detail the injuries suffered by the boys, then aged two and four, at the hands of their mother and her de facto partner in 1998.
Photographs submitted in evidence showed the boys beaten black and blue, with severe bruising and cuts covering their bodies.

Clumps of hair were missing from their heads and bruises to one boy's buttocks were so severe that Judge Ross said it was impossible to differentiate between them.

The older child received permanent brain injury after falling down stairs and the younger child was found to be suffering malnutrition.

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