•   
  •   

US NewsMan who put toddler in tumble dryer guilty of 'monstrous' assault

00:00  08 june  2019
00:00  08 june  2019 Source:   news.sky.com

Man found guilty of attempted rape of woman in Dublin

Man found guilty of attempted rape of woman in Dublin 0

He was also found guilty of culpable and reckless conduct over an earlier incident that saw him place the girl in a tumble dryer at his home, in the The Sheriff said he did not feel his sentencing powers were adequate to punish the “ monstrous ” assault and the tumble dryer charge, and the case would

Image: Thomas Dunn was convicted of assault at Dundee Sheriff Court.

Man who put toddler in tumble dryer guilty of 'monstrous' assault © Other Thomas Dunn was convicted of assault at Dundee Sheriff Court A man who put a toddler into a tumble dryer has been convicted of a "monstrous" assault on the girl.

Thomas Dunn, 25, was taking care of the 13-month-old child for her teenage mother when he inflicted serious injuries on the youngster at his flat in Arbroath, Angus in Scotland in January 2018.

The court heard that when she appeared unresponsive he took her to hospital where doctors found fractures to her skull along with bruises and a bite mark on her arm.

A jury at Dundee Sheriff Court found Dunn guilty of endangering the child's life by repeatedly hitting her on the head and body and striking her against an unknown object or objects.

Gangland criminal Alan Wilson pleads guilty to conspiring to murder Gary Hanley

Gangland criminal Alan Wilson pleads guilty to conspiring to murder Gary Hanley Gangland criminal Alan Wilson pleads guilty to conspiring to murder Gary Hanley . Alan Wilson (39) of New Street Gardens, Dublin 8 admitted today to conspiring with Joseph Kelly, Liam Brannigan, Luke Wilson and other persons to murder Mr Hanley at a location within the State between September 15 and November 6 2017, both dates inclusive. This offence is contrary to Section 71 of the Criminal Justice Act 2006. Sean Gillane SC, prosecuting, told the three-judge court that the defendant could be arraigned on the single count.

He was also found guilty of culpable and reckless conduct over an earlier incident that saw him place the girl in a tumble dryer at his home, in the The sheriff said he did not feel his sentencing powers were adequate to punish the “ monstrous ” assault and the tumble dryer charge, and the case would

He was also found guilty of culpable and reckless conduct over an earlier incident, which saw him place the girl in a tumble dryer at his home. The Sheriff said he did not feel his sentencing powers were adequate to punish the " monstrous " assault and the tumble dryer charge.

The court also found him guilty of culpable and reckless conduct concerning an earlier incident that saw him put the child in the tumble dryer while her mother was present.

The girl's mother told the court she heard a "thud" and turned around to see her daughter inside the machine with the door closed.

Referring to the later assault, Sheriff Alastair Brown told Dunn he "must have hit that little girl extremely hard at least twice" to inflict what were potentially life-threatening injuries.

He said it was "only by her good fortune and perhaps yours" that Dunn was not tried at the High Court on a charge of murder.

The toddler's mother, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, said she had let her Dunn take care of her child on three occasions because she had been finding it difficult to cope. She said: "I felt like he was a support at that time."

Sir Philip Green is charged with four counts of assault in the US after a pilates instructor alleged the Arcadia mogul repeatedly touched her inappropriately

Sir Philip Green is charged with four counts of assault in the US after a pilates instructor alleged the Arcadia mogul repeatedly touched her inappropriately Sir Philip Green has been charged with four counts of misdemeanour assault in the US after a pilates instructor alleged he touched her inappropriately.

He was also found guilty of causing fractures to the child's skull during an assault . Dundee Sheriff Alistair Brown described the attack as “ monstrous ” and said he did not feel his sentencing powers Read more at yahoo news UK. Man who put toddler in tumble dryer has sentencing delayed.

The sentencing of a man convicted of assaulting a toddler by putting her in a tumble dryer has Following a five-day trial at Dundee Sheriff Court, Dunn was also found guilty of endangering the Sheriff Alastair Brown described the attack as “ monstrous ” and said he did not feel his sentencing

She left her child with Dunn, of Hamilton, South Lanarkshire, on the day of the assault while she visited a friend, the court heard.

The mother later received contact saying the girl had bumped into her buggy and had a bleeding nose.

He sent a message to her, which read: "I'm just raging as I thought she was chilling watching Paw Patrol then I heard the thud."

Dunn, who denied hitting the girl, later contacted the girl's mother to say he was taking the child to a minor injuries unit because she did not seem well after her nap and was "flopping to one side". He also said he noticed a small lump on her head.

An ambulance was called and an examination at hospital revealed two fractures to her skull.

Dunn's defence advocate Niall McCluskey said the tumble dryer incident had been a "stupid piece of tomfoolery", although he added that he did not wish to diminish the charge.

Sheriff Brown said: "The jury have found you guilty of behaving towards (the child) with utter indifference to her safety and I interpret their verdict as meaning that ... you assisted her into the tumble dryer and closed the door on her, when what you ought to have been doing, as any responsible adult, was stopping her from going in, in the first place."

The sheriff said he would refer the case to the High Court because he did not feel his sentencing powers were adequate to punish the "monstrous" assault and the tumble dryer charge.

Two further charges of assault, one on the girl and another on a young boy, were dropped.

Alleged Christchurch shooter Brenton Tarrant pleads not guilty.
Brenton Tarrant, the Australian man charged over the Christchurch mosque killings, has pleaded not guilty to 51 charges of murder. In a hearing at the High Court in Christchurch, Mr Tarrant also pleaded not guilty via his lawyer to 40 charges of attempted murder and one charge of engaging in a terrorist act over the March killings.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

usr: 1
This is interesting!