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Judge their values by their actions, not by what they say.

Filed under: Domestic Violence,Law & Courts,Sex Abuse / CYF — MurrayBacon @ 5:06 pm Thu 18th December 2008

You must be the judge, to protect your children:

Boy’s abductors avoid jail terms
December 18, 2008, 12:43 pm

A father and daughter who admitted abducting the woman’s young son in Hamilton in 2006 have been sentenced to home detention.

Dick Halton Headley, 70, and Kay Halton Skelton, 38, pleaded guilty in the High Court at Hamilton in October to a single charge of abducting Skelton’s six-year-old son.

The boy’s name is suppressed.

Justice John Priestley sentenced Skelton to nine months’ home detention and 300 hours’ community work, while Headley got 12 months’ home detention.

Skelton’s friend, Nikala Janice Taylor, 37, who also admitted abduction, was sentenced to community work for her role in enticing the boy away from Hamilton Public Library while he was in the custody of his father, Chris Jones.

The boy was taken into hiding in Northland by Headley, who gave him up to police after five months.

The surprise handover of the boy in February last year allowed the release from prison of Skelton, who had been detained for four months for contempt of court in not revealing where her son was.

Justice Priestley said the trio had all breached the trust of a young and defenceless child.

The case was a high profile one, with the boy’s distraught father making repeated pleas for the return of his son, or information about where he might be, and a $10,000 reward for information being offered by Radio Live and its talkback host Michael Laws.

Jeremy Owen Daly and Tania Carol Tomason were earlier jailed for 10 months for unlawfully detaining the boy at their property in Northland’s Matauri Bay.

The boy is now in the custody of his father.

It seems to me, that the familycaught is saying that it doesn’t have the heart to punish women.

Surely this outs the lie, that they are acting in the child’s “best interests”?

It does take stomach, to give discipline.

To not disclipline, is to do far more damage and relationship vandalism, but to many other children.

When “judges” fall to the most pathetic level, then they are failing to honour the trust placed in them.

It isn’t that difficult, there is a job to be done. If they will not do it, then it is our job to replace them with people who have the strength to face the job, they have promised to do. The present placeholder “judges” are endangering our children.

When the familycaught rabjectly efuses to enforce legislation against women/mothers and refuses to enforce familycaught “orders”, then it is warning men that there is really no point in dealing with these judge=clowns in any way at all, even when your children are in a dire situation. To speak to them, is to waste time, when perhaps your children need to be protected.

You must act to protect your children, in the real world.

Best regards, MurrayBacon.the naive who placed trust.


  1. If a father did this the gender bias judiciary would
    make sure he served at least five years hard core jail.
    I am am disgusted with the judiciary in New Zealand.
    They make me vomit!

    Comment by dad4justice — Thu 18th December 2008 @ 6:49 pm

  2. You are absolutely right!

    Comment by Dave — Fri 19th December 2008 @ 2:36 am

  3. This AND the Dunedin woman who killed her toddler, WHAT GROSS INJUSTICE, if a man said that he was having mental problems as a reason, he would get a LONGER JAIL sentence,
    DISGUSTING !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by perseus — Fri 19th December 2008 @ 12:43 pm

  4. I know of men who have been sent to prison, no home detention, for waving at their children in passing contrary to the Court order. Here we have a woman who has blatantly breached Court orders in a sustained and child-abusive way, and she gets a short home detention.

    Having said that, home detention is no easy ride for most. I know someone who started a home detention sentence and now has chosen to see out his sentence in jail because that’s easier for him.

    Comment by Hans Laven — Mon 22nd December 2008 @ 11:14 am

  5. I was sent to prison for sending two Christmas cards to my
    confused and sad alienated daughters. Thanks Ashburton

    Comment by dad4justice — Mon 22nd December 2008 @ 11:31 am

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