A Toowoomba man has received 12-months’ probation with no conviction recorded after he appeared before the Toowoomba Magistrates Court for striking his son with a wooden spoon.
The man had caught his 12-year-old son out in a white lie, taking to the wooden spoon for punishment striking him twice on the upper thigh.
The incident led to the boy retaliating, which further led to him receiving a scratch under his eye and banging his head on a wall.
Police were called when the boy arrived at school with bruises on his leg.
The man admitted to striking the boy because he had lied and plead guilty to a charge of common assault after the initial charge of assault occasioning bodily harm was withdrawn by police.
The man was remorseful for his actions and since completed a parenting course.
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