Vile texts ice addict father sent before he viciously beat his baby girl, two, so severely she suffered brain damage -saying ‘I feel like flogging the s**t out of her’
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- Robinvale man arrested after assault on his daughter causing horrific injuries
- The two-year-old is likely to need lifelong care after brain injury from the attack
- Court heard child stopped eating, smiling at father after a week of his drug use
A drug-abusing father who savagely beat his two-year-old daughter sent sick texts before and after hurting her so badly she will need ‘lifelong care’, a court has heard.
The man from regional Victoria texted his partner that he felt like ‘flogging’ the toddler before a family member found the toddler with disturbing injuries.
Mildura County Court heard the man’s attack on his own child left the little girl with a ‘widespread brain injury’ which will require lifelong care, The Herald Sun reported.
The toddler’s mum had arranged for the man, from Robinvale, to help her out by caring for the child because she needed support.
The mother told Victorian Police the child was healthy when she left the home.
This is one of the ominous messages a father reportedly sent his partner about his two-year-old daughter
The man has pleaded guilty to charges of recklessly causing injury and possessing meth and cannabis, a Melbourne newspaper reported
The court heard father was using methamphetamine and cannabis while looking after his daughter and became enraged when she stopped eating and smiling at him after a week with him.
After the barbaric assault on the child, he was arrested and pleaded guilty in court to charges of recklessly causing injury, possessing methamphetamine and cannabis, the Herald Sun reported.
The court heard the man admitted to an assault in a text message to his father while his child was in hospital
Before the assault the man sent ominous messages to his partner, the court was told.
In the message, the man said he would give the ‘stupid’ and ‘dumb’ child back and go to Melbourne because his mental state could lead him to hurting someone.
The vile texts included calling his own daughter a ‘dumb c***’, complaining that she wouldn’t eat and that he would ‘fill her poxy mouth n hold [food] in there for hours’.
Another text stated ‘I feel like flog the s*** out of the c***.’
He also claimed the child was ‘a dead weight’ and the messages indicated he was angry the child was happy with other people but not him.
After the toddler was taken to hospital, the man reportedly texted his own father, admitting he had ‘flogged’ someone and ‘wasn’t in control’, the court also heard.
Mildura County Court heard the man is alleged to have beaten his own two-year-old girl so savagely that she suffered a ‘widespread brain injury’
The Robinvale man was arrested and pleaded guilty in court to charges of recklessly causing injury, possessing methamphetamine and cannabis
The child was found unresponsive and pale by a family member and paramedics performed CPR on her for several minutes.
The court reportedly heard from a forensic paediatrician, who outlined the graphic injuries the child suffered.
Those included injuries to her spine and lacerations to her liver.
A date was fixed for sentence and the names of the victim and her mother suppressed by the court.