'Monster dad' blames stress, hardship for attacks on girls
A FATHER who was caught on CCTV slamming his four-year-old daughter into a security bollard has faced court again for breaching a sentence he received for assaulting an 11-year-old girl.
The man, who can't be named to protect the identity of his victims, was ordered to serve 15 months' imprisonment for the aggravated breach of a domestic violence order and breach of probation against his daughter with parole release in January 2019.
During his sentencing in Maroochydore Magistrates Court in July, the court heard witnesses saw the man slam his daughter into the pole "with force" before verbally abusing her at the Nambour Plaza.
He then picked her up by the hood of her jumper and marched her from the store.
The crime was committed just two days before the end of a suspended sentence the man was serving for assaulting his ex-partner's 11-year-old daughter.
He was charged with assault occasioning bodily harm and negligent act causing harm after injuring the girl who tried to intervene during an argument between her mother and the man.
The man picked the girl up by her throat and threw her into the house, causing her to hit her head.
When the woman and her child tried to leave in a car, he smashed a can of fuel on the car window.
The girl suffered cuts on her legs from broken glass.
For those crimes, he was ordered to a head sentence of six months' imprisonment, suspended for 12 months.
The man appeared in Maroochydore District Court today to be sentenced for breaching that suspended sentence.
Defence barrister Scott Lynch said his client suffered depression which stemmed from the death of his brother when he was 17.
He further added the four-year-old girl suffered "behavioural problems and other speech difficulties" which added to the man's "stresses".
A letter the man wrote to the court was described by Judge Glen Cash as "lacking insight" and seeking "only to blame others".
Judge Cash told the man, "(It's) no help to look to external causes to blame for your problems".
The suspended sentence the man received for assault the 11-year-old girl was invoked with his parole release date to remain the same.
He will be subjected to a longer parole period after his release.