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Alleged cat throwing teenager to face the Childrens Court

By johnboy - 13 December 2011 92

A 16-year-old boy was arrested early this morning (Tuesday, December 13) for animal cruelty after police were called to a Scullin apartment complex in relation to a disturbance.

About 12.30am police attended the location and spoke with a number of people in the carpark of the complex regarding complaints about excessive noise. A short time later, police were called back to the location and observed the youth carrying a cat that had its paws bound together.

Police removed the cable ties from the cat and when placed on the ground the cat did not appear to have the use of its hind legs. The members transported the cat to the Animal Emergency Centre where a vet stated the cat was suffering from pelvis fractures and nerve damage.

The young person was arrested and taken to the ACT Watch House where he was later bailed. He will be summonsed to attend the ACT Childrens Court at a later date, when he will be charged with aggravated cruelty to an animal causing serious injury.

Police will allege the youth threw the cat from a second story balcony before tying its front paws together using plastic cable ties. Anyone with information about this incident, or anyone who can assist the police investigation, is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report via the website at www.act.crimestoppers.com.au.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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Alleged cat throwing teenager to face the Childrens Court
PatMan 3:17 pm 13 Dec 11

Cable tie his legs and throw him in a cell with the swan molester!

qbngeek 3:00 pm 13 Dec 11

schmeah said :

Human scum .. offenders like this should not be bailed. This is how psychopaths are made; they start torturing animals until they get bored and then they move onto other victims who typically have very little agency; children or the socially marginalised .. seriously; deal with this behaviour before it gets much worse .. I wish there was someway of preventing some people from ever owning animals.

As has been discussed ont his site before, what little evidence there is to support your theory is shaky at best. While I despise animal harmers, this argument is right up there with ‘violent video games/certain types of music/Twilight causes terrorism/crime/murder/rape/torture/offensive language’.

forgoodnessake 2:47 pm 13 Dec 11

That kid needs some serious counselling and help if we don’t want wait another 10 years to hear a news story about a manic serial killer who was once convicted and charged with animal cruelty … isn’t this how it all starts? The poor cat 🙁 I really hope it can be mended both physically and psychologocally after an ordeal like that.

Mumbucks 2:34 pm 13 Dec 11

Get this guy sorted pronto.Get Psych assessment done and deal with his psychopathic tendencies before he becomes bored with animals and advances to torturing human beings.Lock him up!

schmeah 2:02 pm 13 Dec 11

Human scum .. offenders like this should not be bailed. This is how psychopaths are made; they start torturing animals until they get bored and then they move onto other victims who typically have very little agency; children or the socially marginalised .. seriously; deal with this behaviour before it gets much worse .. I wish there was someway of preventing some people from ever owning animals.

creative_canberran 1:43 pm 13 Dec 11

+1 PBO

Keep an eye on the Magistrates Court/Supreme Court website in coming months. Even if police and the media don’t name him, dockets and judgements will be published on there and a few keywords should find out who this sicko is. Oh wait, he’s appearing in the Children’s Court where they don’t seem to publish those documents. WTF? This is far more than a kids prank.

Try him as an adult, bound his limbs and make him crawl through Garema Place at lunch hour with a sign saying “I torture defenceless animals.”

2.0 1:33 pm 13 Dec 11

Or just cable tie his legs together then throw him of a 2 storey building. see how he likes it!

p1 1:28 pm 13 Dec 11

Thumper said :

Name and shame and then slap him in the pokey for a few years.

If by pokey you mean face, then I agree.

poetix 1:17 pm 13 Dec 11

I will never hear the formerly harmless expression ‘enough room to swing a cat’ again without remembering this. Horrible. I hope the cat can recover.

Thumper 1:00 pm 13 Dec 11

FFS, what is wrong with some people?

Seriously?

Name and shame and then slap him in the pokey for a few years.

Brandi 12:54 pm 13 Dec 11

Acts of aggravated cruelty:
6. (1) For the purposes of this Act, a person commits an act of aggravated
cruelty upon an animal if he commits an act of cruelty upon an animal that
results in the death, deformity or serious disablement of the animal.
(2) A person shall not commit an act of aggravated cruelty upon an animal.
Penalty: $5,000 or imprisonment for 2 years, or both.

Send him up the river.

Jivrashia 12:53 pm 13 Dec 11
Tetranitrate 12:45 pm 13 Dec 11

Presumably the two story balcony that the cat was thrown from is at the flats near the shops.
ie: these flats: http://the-riotact.com/scullin-stabbing/46953

Gantz 12:42 pm 13 Dec 11

Yes, I second that PBO!

PBO 12:35 pm 13 Dec 11

Name him, seriously, name him.

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