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A judge has found that Heidi Strbak inflicted the fatal blows to her son Tyrell Cobb, ending his young life.

What do you think her sentence should be ?

Keep in mind, Australia does not have capital nor corporal punishment but we do have the capacity to mark particular prisoners file with the words “Never to be released” in QLD courts.

Strbak pleaded guilty to manslaughter on the basis she failed to get the four-year-old medical assistance while he was dying, but had fought allegations that she caused his fatal injuries.
Tyrell died on May 24, 2009, as a result of abdominal injuries caused by a blunt force trauma or traumas in the days leading up to his death. This poor little man was let down bigtime by his so called “mother” and the pathetic attempt at a human known as his “step father” the abhorrent tool Matthew Scown who laughed as he left the court room a free man after being sentenced to time served.

The two of them beat innocent little Tyrell to death, they refused to get him help and he died in a horrific manner as a result of their bashings and pathetic cowardice to not get him the help he so desperately needed.

Justice Peter Applegarth handed down his judgement finding that “there is a compelling circumstantial case that Strbak inflicted serious injuries that weekend on her son, including the fatal injuries.”

During the contested sentence the court heard that the little boy experienced a number of injuries but that some were “traumatic and non-accidental in nature.”

But Justice Applegarth this morning also highlighted that the court concluded that Strbak inflicted many non-fatal injuries to her son in the days prior to his death.
Seriously how does someone bash a 4 year old so many times that a judge classifies the number as “many times” ….. how can anyone do this ? HE WAS YOUR SON YOU MONSTER !

During the sentence hearings the court saw graphic images of Tyrell Cobb’s body, showing him covered with bruises and with a scar caused by a cigarette lighter visible on his leg. Remember these injuries were inflicted by Tyrell’s “mother” and “Step father” .

Strbak’s legal team tried to prove that it was more likely that the injuries were caused by Matthew Scown, her boyfriend at the time, listing examples of times that Tyrell allegedly complained that the man had harmed him. Scown pleaded guilty to manslaughter in October and was handed a suspended sentence.

Such a standard child abuser play, blame everyone but themselves. Try and cast reasonable doubt over anyone they can to dodge the justice they deserve ! However he has already been set free so I doubt the judge will even take that petty attempt to dodge justice into account.
Strbak wailed as she was led away from the dock. She will be sentenced in the Brisbane Supreme Court next Monday.

So FACAA what (non violent) sentence do you think she deserves ? We are barracking for nothing short of life without the chance of parole ! We want her file marked “Never to be released” !

Another child has been murdered at the hands of his so called “parents” the very people who were meant to look after him, to nurture him, to keep him safe….

If we want to stop these innocent lives from being lost we simply MUST send a clear concise message ! We MUST sentence Strbak to a massively long sentence and we must re-open Matthew Scown’s case and lock him up for the same amount of time.

We have a chance to send a real clear message that we will not tolerate the murder of our children, if she gets yet another slap on the wrist like her boyfriend did then what hope do children have of ever getting the justice they deserve ?

Strbak MUST be locked up for the rest of her natural life ! Anything less would be a shocking injustice to Tyrell Cobb ! (A)

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A Tradesman in his 50s has kidnapped, raped and made child exploitation material of an 8 year old girl.

Yes, this has happened, on a Saturday afternoon in 2017, in Australia. He kidnapped the girl from what is believed to be a home he was working on, did these horrific things and then returned the girl to the home... where police were scrambling to find her, he was promptly arrested and subsequently charged.

Detectives also allege he produced child abuse material in the short time he held the girl captive, after taking her in Wellington, near Dubbo, on Saturday afternoon.

Police say the 55-year-old tradie was working at a house in Wellington when he persuaded the girl to get into his vehicle, after midday.

The eight-year-old was reported missing and police immediately launched an investigation.

"The man allegedly sexually assaulted the girl before returning her an hour later to where she was taken from," a police spokesperson said in a statement on Monday.

Officers on the scene - who were frantically searching for the girl - arrested the man.

He was taken to Wellington police station and charged with kidnapping, aggravated sexual assault, sexual intercourse with a child, procuring a child to produce child abuse material and producing child abuse material.

This is simply horrific and if anyone knows the family please let them know that we at FACAA would be more than happy to help them in anyway we can.

It just goes to show that you simply cannot let your guard down whenever anyone is around your children, ever ! We are not at all blaming the family of this little girl, so please don’t think that, what we are saying is do not ever trust anyone around your children !

The ordeal this little angel must have endured is simply unspeakable, she will take decades to heal, if at all. Her trust is gone, her sense of personal safety is gone and we can’t help but wonder what the predator that did this will get as a result.

If recent sentences are anything to go by he can expect a slap on the wrist and a stern warning, when we all know he deserves life behind bars !

This is why we are calling for tougher sentences for all child abusers ! This is why we are screaming for a sex offender's register ! This is why we are demanding that the parole boards stop letting these predators out early !

A child’s life means much more to us than the freedom and privacy of a child abuser ! We have no idea why it doesn’t mean the same to the parole boards and our judges ! (A)

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Country music singer Barry Roy has pleaded guilty to raping children and uploading their photos to a website. He will serve just 2 years behind bars.

The reason he will only serve 2 years behind bars will make you sick !

Barry Roy who pleaded guilty in the District Court at Bundaberg to 22 offences: two counts of rape, eight charges of indecent treatment of a child under 16, sexual assault, indecent treatment of a child under 12, distribution of child exploitation material, possession of child exploitation material, and possession of marijuana. There were also seven other indecent treatment-related offences.

If all of that by itself didn’t make you physically sick, wait until you hear the reason the judge showed him leniency. But we’ll explain that after we have fully explained what this predator did.

Roy's offences had been discovered when they were traced back to his computer at his Bundaberg home, after he posted images of children, to a Russian-based internet site. "This is a very disturbing case. Mr Roy uploaded pictures of children from the Queensland community to a Russian website," Mr Cook said. And Roy had secretly filmed one child in compromising positions, and also exploited two other girls by secretly recording them.

"These girls were not aware they were being recorded at the time until it was exposed by police," Mr Cook said.
"Some of his collection he also uploaded (to the Russian site) who we don't know who they are."

There had been five children, including one boy, caught up in Roy's offending. Footage of four girls had been posted to the Russian site.

Mr Cook said one girl was given bourbon and had been intoxicated when sexually assaulted by Roy.

So that’s what he did, now how he got away with it.

The defence submission was done in written hand-up to the judge, although Roy's barrister Peter Richards did seek a head sentence of no longer than six years. Mr Richards said "what happened to him when at school must have some lasting psychological damage to him". "(We) can infer it had some effect on him and cause of him offending," he said.

Mr Richards said there was no pre-sentence report because Roy was not desirous of this. Roy would do a sex offenders' course in jail and continue with counselling upon his release.

Judge Rafter said Roy was detected when he uploaded two albums of photos to the Russian site labelled Spy and Spy2. Police traced him though his internet provider. Judge Rafter said there had been a significant violation of trust and the offences had devastating consequences.
He sentenced Roy to seven years in jail for the rape offences, saying the lesser jail term put in submission by his lawyer "does not adequately punish you". Ok
Roy was jailed for five years on the distribution of child exploitation material offence, and to lesser sentences. Judge Rafter ordered Roy was eligible to apply for parole in December 2019 after serving two years.

2 years behind bars, more than 20 child abuse and child rape charges. All because he had a bad experience at school.

Growing up I knew a guy who was so horrifically bullied I was on my last warning for fighting to step in to help him. That’s how many times I had to, this kid would sprint to the gate at the end of school every single day, he once bit a bullies knee who was trying to grate his face on the gravel, his schooling was nothing short of horrific. Together we drank many bottles of Jack Daniels getting through the memories of his time at school.

Funny thing about my friend, he is now a fully trained nurse with a gorgeous baby girl and you know what he hasn’t done….. HE HASN’T RAPED A CHILD AND TAKEN PICTURES OF THEM OR UPLOADED IMAGES OF CHILD EXPLOITATION MATERIAL TO A RUSSIAN DARKWEB SITE !

Seriously, this guy went through HELL on earth at the hands of the morons at our primary school and he hasn’t abused a child, he hasn’t raped a child, and he hasn't blamed those who bullied him for his failures.

How the hell is him having a bad time at school a reason to lessen his sentence, for him raping children and uploading his crime scene photos to websites. Now there is literally no way of ever destroying those images, and the judge thinks it’s ok to let him walk out of prison after only 2 years because he had a traumatic time at school ?

NOT GOOD ENOUGH JUDGE RAFTER ! This is an absolute abomination of a sentence !

How are we ever meant to get justice for children, how are we ever meant to deter future predators, if a child rapist with 22 charges of child rape and exploitation gets just 2 years behind bars ?

Even his full sentence of 6 years is pathetic, to then turn around and say “But you can go for parole after one third of the sentence has been served” Is just an absolute slap in the face of survivor’s everywhere !

Share this predator’s face everywhere, he will be back out and looking for more kids to add to his Russian website collection within 15 months ! (A)

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Mohamed Ghanem, member of the infamous Skaf bros rape gang has been caught trying to sell 1kg worth of ice despite being on parole after serving less than half of his sentence.

If you don’t remember the infamous Skaf brothers rape gang, the 9 “men” terrorized women in Sydney in the years 1998 – 2000. During that time they horrifically gang raped 14 teenage girls, the youngest of which was 14 years old, in rapes described by the judge as “worse than murder.”

Mohamed was the right hand man to the ring leader Bilal Skaf, he received the 2nd longest sentence and was supposed to serve 40 years behind bars.

Well, you guessed it Mohamed completed several “rehabilitation” programs and was released in 2014 after serving a pathetic 14 years behind bars. That’s not even half of his sentence.

How many times do we have to say it ? CHILD RAPISTS CAN NOT BE REHABILITATED and Yes, he is a child rapist. He raped over a dozen girls and women with his mates, they violently pack raped them and more than one of their victims was still legally a child, making them child rapists !


Less than 1 year after having his ankle bracelet removed, he is trying to sell 1kg worth of ice ! Ice is a drug of mass dependence that is destroying entire communities throughout Australia ! And if you think this was his only crime may we remind you that courts are for what they can prove, not necessarily what went down.

Why didn’t he serve the full 40 years he was handed ? Which psych in Goulburn Supermax told you that he was fine to be let back into society ? Because whomever it was lied to you and should be fired on the spot !

Someone who sells 1kg worth of Ice is no where near rehabilitated, this is a criminal who will continue to live the criminal life and should not have been released from prison.

Before anyone says “deport him” please remember he was born in Australia and unless you are suggesting we send all child rapists to a far away island, which we at FACAA are all for, then please remember he is Australian and can not be deported.

Sentenced to 40 years, serves just 14 because he is “rehabilitated,” ankle bracelet is removed and he is caught trying to sell 1kg worth of ice. Clearly not even slightly rehabilitated. So who gets fired and put behind bars for public endangerment ? Seriously who ?

Someone MUST be held accountable for this ? The person who wrote the rubbish report that said he was rehabilitated and fit for public release MUST be held accountable for their mistake that put the public in danger! There must be accountability in our judicial system. (A)

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The next in the FACAA and SLF Sharyn Leanna Fitness self defence videos is the defence against haymaker or overhand punch.

Remember this technique is demonstrated from the point of engagement and we always promote getting away from the fight before it goes down if possible.

Keys to this technique are covering the chin and jaw, moving in to negate the power of the punches and controlling the arms, striking the vulnerable points of the body, and getting the heck out of there !

We are not trying to say that one video can replace correct martial arts training, so if you have any concerns for your safety or the saftey of your loved ones, please find your local FACAA approved martial arts school and train train train !

We hope this video sparks your interest in training, we hope it makes you want to learn more, if it doesn't apply to you personally maybe it will do so with one of your friends. So please share it everywhere.

At FACAA we consider martial arts training and self defence knowledge like swimming. It should be taught in every school because even though you may never need it, if you do you'll be very happy it's there.

Enjoy the video, it was deliberately slowed down so it can be emulated. We are well aware real assaults come a lot faster (A)

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19 year old Jamie Sharman beat and tortured his 15 and 16 year old ex-girlfriends.

He will serve just 15 months behind bars !

This is despite the judge saying that Sharman’s crimes cannot be tolerated. Well he sure showed him that his crimes won’t be tolerated, you know... despite the fact that the sentence was less than if he had stolen the girl's fully insured car.

A Tasmanian judge wants the state's family violence unit to be kept up to date about a 19-year-old man jailed for torturing two of his girlfriends. Jamie Dean Sharman pleaded guilty to 12 charges of assault and nine of wounding. The teenage girls were aged 15 and 16 at the time.

That’s 21 charges related to torturing his teenage ex-girlfriends and he gets 15 months behind bars, that’s less than 1 month per charge! How is that a deterrent for him, how will it stop him from attacking his next girlfriend ?

Acting Justice David Porter described Sharman's behaviour as "appalling" and said it could "not be tolerated". He sentenced Sharman to three years jail and ordered he must serve at least 15 months. Justice Porter suspended 12 months of the sentence on the condition Sharman not commit any further crimes for two years.

That was nice of Justice Porter, giving him 12 months off his sentence on the promise of an abuser, now that's a very good way to show him that his crimes will not be tolerated. NOT!

He said a psychological report on Sharman raised enough justifiable concern to warrant Tasmania's family violence team, the Safe Families Coordination Unit, being made aware of Sharman and his offending.

You don’t need a psychological report to know that Sharman is a violent abuser who will continue to be a danger. What he did to these teenage girls is horrific. Just read this article and you will know that. However we certainly agree that the Safe Families Co-ordination Unit should be made aware of him as should the public, how can any parent protect their child from abusers like Sharman when we are not allowed a publicly searchable register for violent offenders like him.

Sharman will be on probation for two years after his release, with special conditions surrounding drug use, psychological treatment and family violence. I wonder how those special conditions will go when he beats his next girlfriend savagely, after he gets out in just over a year ?

The Supreme Court in Hobart heard that Sharman dated each girl for only a matter of months but during that time regularly physically and verbally abused them.

On one occasion in February this year, he used a hammer to drive a blunt nail into the 15-year-old girl's leg. He repeatedly punched her, threatened to stab her, cut her with a knife, doused her foot in methylated spirits and came at her with a naked flame. He also told her she was lucky she did not "get her head caved in". The court heard the girl had been left "degraded" by the abuse.

Sharman began dating a 16-year-old girl he met on Facebook the next month. When she tried to escape the abusive relationship, he dragged her back to his home through the mud.

The court heard he held a knife to his own throat and while looking in the mirror said "kill her Jamie, kill her," leading the girl to believe he was going to kill her. He also punched her, stabbed her with a knife and hit her so hard with a wire brush that its bristles embedded in her legs.

15 months is way to short a time for this psychopath to be behind bars. He needs to be locked up for at least 10 years so he can work out that doing it again might not be a good idea, 15 months doesn’t say, “stop don’t do this again”. It says “Go for it, they’ll suspend a third of your sentence again, it’s all good” What incentive does he have to not offend if he is getting 15 months behind bars for over 21 charges against teenage girls !

As always if anyone knows these girls we at FACAA would be more than happy to help them with our Phoenix program.

15 months behind bars isn’t even a slap on the wrist, Sharman tortured 2 teenage girls horrifically, their only crime was dating him ! (A)

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Great news ! Police have found the "man" they were after in Ipswich in the Riverlands shopping centre.

Big thanks to the hundreds of FACAA who shared his poster throughout the Ipswich area ! (A)

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Self Confessed “Proud Pedo” Ben McCormack has escaped prison for child exploitation charges.


Seriously though what did we honestly think was going to happen ? Ben McCormack was never going to get prison time. He comes from a world where people can’t even stop referring to child exploitation material, as child porn. It is not porn... it’s crime scene photos and videos, evidence of child sexual abuse !

But we digress, Former Channel Nine reporter Ben McCormack has been ordered to pay $1000 and be of good behaviour for three years, after he admitted to having sexually explicit conversations about children with another man, online.

McCormack, 43, a self-confessed paedophile, carried out the conversations on Skype over a period of almost two years, from April 2015 to February 2017.

By day he appeared on "A Current Affair," where he built a reputation for chasing down wrongdoers including, convicted child sex offender and Hey Dad! star, Robert Hughes.

But at night, when he ventured online, he described himself as "a total b loving pedo" who couldn't wait to look at "boy porn".

The above was cut and pasted from, McCormack’s former bosses, we too did not miss the irony of him hunting down Robert Hughes and the scorn he heaped upon him !

In graphic conversations with another man, McCormack - who used the name "oz4skinboi" and claimed to be 28 - said he was sexually interested in children aged seven to 12.

He sent a 30-second video of himself performing a sex act in January 2016, as he described watching children at the beach, shopping centres and movie theatres.

The communications were intercepted by NSW Police, who had targeted the man McCormack was speaking to. They discovered McCormack's identity when the other man called him "Ben" and mentioned "A Current Affair." McCormack was arrested in April 2017 and has since resigned from Channel Nine.

The court heard his attraction to children was first "triggered" in 2005, when he met children while working on a story. From there, his paedophilic attraction became his "predominant, if not exclusive sexual focus".

So he freely admits all he wants is to rape children, and no prison time… seems legit.

He pleaded guilty in September to two counts of using a carriage service to transmit, publish, or promote child pornography, charges which carry a maximum penalty of 15 years imprisonment. Yes, you read that correctly...A maximum sentence of 15 years behind bars and he gets not one day !

What sort of legal system do we have ? We sure as hell do not have a justice one !

Today in the Downing Centre District Court, Judge Paul Conlon said he was satisfied McCormack - who sought help from psychologists years before he was arrested - had demonstrated "genuine contrition and remorse" and had positive prospects for rehabilitation.

"No offence raises the community ire and sensibilities more than offences, or perceived offences, against children," Judge Conlon said.

"The offender was well known nationally as a journalist and reporter on the Channel Nine program "A Current Affair." It is clear that his job has been his life. He will never again be able to work in the media.

"Owing to the extensive and explosive media coverage because of who he is, he has suffered and will continue to suffer public humiliation. Owing to his mental fragility, he will continue to struggle with his total loss of reputation and public ridicule."

Judge Conlon convicted McCormack of each offence.

"Without passing sentence, you are to be released on a self recognisance in the sum of $1000 to be of good behaviour for a period of three years and to appear before the court, if called upon to do so at any time during that period," Judge Conlon said.

The court previously heard McCormack tried to take his life twice following his arrest.

"You obviously have reached a very low point earlier this year, from which you thought there was no future," Judge Conlon said.
"You have never harmed anyone. Accordingly I would not like to see you go forth and harm yourself."

Judge Conlon, I previously liked you and your work. To give this decision and be more concerned with the welfare of the accused than the welfare of children everywhere, makes me very disappointed.

You could have made a statement, you could have taken a stand, but instead you were concerned for a “proud pedo” and worried about his mental state.

What happens now ? What happens when his urges to do nothing, “but watch boy porn," turns into an urge to rape a boy… .will you be saying he has caused no harm then ?

A truly sad day for the Australian legal system, an opportunity to take a stand for the kids of Australia has been lost.

So what can we do about it ? Well firstly, we can share our belief that this decision is an absolute crock! Share the poster, tell everyone you know that this is not justice. Judge Conlon should have used this opportunity to take a stand for the kids, but he did not !

Also, anywhere you see the words “child pornography” used by a media outlet, tell them... “This is not child pornography, pornography implies consent and children cannot give consent. Therefore it is child exploitation material or evidence of child sexual abuse #FACAA". Be sure to hash tag it FACAA so we can see it and back you up 😊

Seriously enough is enough, we need to take a stand, Judge Conlon could have taken a stand for us, but instead his concern was for poor Ben “Proud Pedo” McCormack, his mental health and the fact he can’t work in the media again….. what a shame!

Tell everyone you know that you want the "proud pedos" of the world, where they can do no harm, behind bars ! (A)

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Mason Lee's “mother” Anne-Maree Lee, his “stepfather” William O'Sullivan and Ryan Hodson will finally face court over Mason's Murder !

Innocent toddler Mason Jett Lee was handed over the fence like trash, to a paramedic on a cold Brisbane night, his tiny body covered in bruises and coated in his own vomit and spit.

For months he was getting treated by multiple doctors at multiple hospitals for various injuries. On this night he had sadly been dead for at least 30 minutes before he was handed to the paramedic.

Last Tuesday his so called “mother” Anne-Maree Lee and his pathetic attempt at a “stepfather” William ‘O’ Sullivan were committed to stand trial for manslaughter and cruelty to children.

The third person who lived in the house teenager Ryan Hodson will also face the courts over Mason’s death, at a later date.

Mason was just 21 months old when he passed away due to a ruptured small intestine which is believed to have been caused by a severe blunt force trauma blow.

Paediatric surgeon Professor Roy Kimble testified to a Brisbane Magistrate’s court that the injuries sustained to Mason’s abdomen could have been inflicted up to 5 days before his death. Little Mason spent his last hours unable to eat or drink without vomiting profusely.

“This child would have been miserable with not being able to take in the fluid that is needed in this situation,” Kimble said

Mason had been dead for at least 30 minutes when the first paramedic arrived on the scene at 12:45pm on the 11th of June 2016, at O’ Sullivan’s home in Brisbane where Mason had been staying. “I could feel that the child was cold and stiff in my arms” the paramedic said.

He also said the boy had a tear to his anus that he believed was caused by a 5 to 6 centimetre object.

“Child Killer ! I hate you ! You’re a child killer ! He killed my son” said Anne-Maree in court. She had to be restrained 3 times during the trial. She remained visibly distraught during the trial and would often lash out at her former partner O’Sullivan.

Her lawyer tried to argue that there was not enough evidence to charge the mother with the crime, however magistrate Anne Thacker rejected that claim entirely.

Shelia Low who was close friends with Ryan Hodson the teenager who lived in the house with the couple, told the court that O’ Sullivan was a “tyrant” who would not even let people comment about Mason Lee and if she or Ryan did he would threaten and intimidate them.

She told the court that Mason was covered in vomit the day before he died and O’Sulivan had even bragged about rubbing Mason’s face in the vomit. She told them that he would also brag about beating a dog and used to speak about how easily Mason’s skin would get marked up. To prove this point he pinched the child’s stomach.

Lovely man this O’Sulivan. Not exactly the type of man you would want your son to be around, let alone stay in the same house as, surely.

Mason was also treated by several different doctors for several different injuries. Abusers use multiple doctors to hide their abuse from authorities. Once during a trip to hospital in February 2016 he was admitted for 3 weeks. During his stay he was treated for abscesses on his leg and they also found that he had a “chronic” rash to his perineal region and around his genitals. The rash had caused several deep abscesses in the areas.

Forensic paediatrician Dr Catherine Skellern said that anyone who had any contact with the child would have seen the rash and the wounds and realized that he needed a doctor immediately.

The fact is everyone in that house knew Mason was being mistreated. They would have seen the horror the boy was facing. They would have known that if they had simply called the police he could have been helped.

But no one did, not a single one of them did anything to save him. Why, because of fear or intimidation? Ok, so you leave the house and then call the police, use Crime Stoppers, leave an anonymous tip off. You could see he was in danger.

NO ! Not until his little body was lifeless did someone finally call help for him.

Why were child services not called in while the boy was in the hospital for the rash and wounds ? Why did no one do anything then ? Why was little Mason sent home when his wounds were consistent with abuse.
I have heard of child services stepping in and removing children from hospitals for a concussion as a result of a fall off a bike. Why on earth would they not step in and do an immediate removal of the boy when the doctors rang them and said he has a rash so bad it is causing abscesses on his groin and he isn’t even 2 years old !

The 3 in the house.. blaming each other for what happened... need to take a long hard look at themselves. They all need to step up and tell the truth. This is what went down but we all knew it was happening, we all were fully aware he was DYING and we did NOTHING !

They all need to be charged with murder and get many many years behind bars.

Mason Jett Lee’s lifeless, cold, filthy body was handed over a fence to a paramedic late one night and now finally the people who should have loved and cared for him, are finally being held responsible.

There are many people who could share some of the blame... for their inaction, many people who could have saved Mason if only he was removed from his abusers care.

We at FACAA only hope it is the maximum sentence that can possibly be handed down, because they deserve much worse than our legal system can dish out.

You deserved so much better little Mason... We are sorry so many people let you down.
Rest in Peace little one. (A)

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Rick Cataldo is already eligible for parole, after serving less than 4 years for bashing his 8 week old daughter Lily Rain to death.
He blamed the murder on his cannabis use.



Rick Cataldo, 29, was sentenced in the Brisbane Supreme Court today to eight years' jail for the manslaughter of seven-week-old daughter Lily Rain Cataldo in 2012.

Justice Mullins today said Cataldo, a former pizza delivery driver from Burpengary, would be able to apply for parole immediately, after having served about three years and 10 months in custody awaiting trial.

Yes you read that correctly, he can apply for bail immediately….. no more time behind bars for this coward.


Lily died seven to 10 days after being struck repeatedly on the back by Cataldo on April 29. She was found to have suffered multiple skull fractures, four rib fractures and a "non-accidental" spiral fracture to the right arm, she was just 57 days old at the time.

So in other words he twisted her arm so hard it snapped, 57 days old remember that !

Justice Debra Mullins said in sentencing that the skull fracture was caused by “one or more blows in the nature of blunt force trauma”, while the rib fractures were from “compression rather than striking” and the fracture to the arm the result of “the application of a twisting force”.

A Brisbane man (we will not call him a father) who admitted to brutally bashing his infant daughter to death is eligible for parole after serving less than four years in jail.

Cataldo’s partner Michelle Catherine Leask told investigators she heard her daughter screaming on April 29th 2012 and walked in to find him “whacking” the child repeatedly on the back (57 days old). Rick then said she was having trouble breathing but told her she could not take her to the hospital because it would be “selfish” to do so on another family member’s birthday….. she did not take her to the hospital as a result.

Over the following days Lily Rain slept a lot more, became upset when touched and had a rattle in her chest. Between 7-10 days later Leask found Lily Rain was unresponsive while sleeping on the bed, she was taken to hospital but could not be revived.

Justice Debra Mullins said in sentencing that the skull fracture was caused by “one or more blows in the nature of blunt force trauma”, while the rib fractures were from “compression rather than striking” and the fracture to the arm the result of “the application of a twisting force”.

Justice Mullins added Cataldo had robbed Lily of a “chance of living a happy and long life”. “Your actions resulted in the mother and other relatives losing the joy of seeing her grow,” she said.

Justice Debra Mullins you need to remove the word justice from your name if you think it’s ok to let this vile thing walk away eligible for parole the very day he is sentenced ! Re-think your entire job while you are at it ! How could you possibly think this sentence is fair …. WHAT ABOUT LILY RAIN !

Justice Mullins however acknowledged ongoing mental health problems, combined with alcohol and cannabis abuse, played a large part in Cataldo’s failing to seek medical help for his daughter. Seriously, cannabis use stopped you from seeking help for your daughter ?

Cataldo claims he cannot remember striking his daughter but told police on the day of her death he had “dropped Lily and she hit her head”. He also told the child’s mother, Michelle Catherine Leask, to tell the hospital Lily’s bruises were caused by an “accidental drop”. So he had a pathetic excuse in play…. Doesn’t sound like a remorseful person to me.

A court previously heard Cataldo prevented Leask from taking her to the hospital, despite the fact the girl was having trouble breathing. Cataldo told Leask it would have been “selfish” due to it coinciding with another family member’s birthday.

Please note Michelle Catherine Leask also pleaded guilty to manslaughter for not taking her daughter to hospital and was given an entirely suspended sentence back in April. A specialist pediatric neurologist told the court Lily may have survived if medical help had been sought earlier, but would have likely suffered lifelong health problems. Leask also initially lied to investigators and said her daughter died from SIDS.

Then after she broke up with Rick she offered to wear a wire and catch him out after claiming she was forced to lie. She even put a beanie on her daughter to cover up a bruise on her forehead at Cataldo’s insistence.

That’s a whole lot of covering up there Michelle, at any stage if you had reached out and gotten help your daughter would be alive.

Cataldo pleaded guilty to Lily’s manslaughter on July 6, after the prosecution dropped an earlier charge of murder. Leask was sentenced in April 2017 to five years' jail, wholly suspended, after pleading guilty to manslaughter on the grounds she failed to seek medical attention for her daughter.

This monster’s defence lawyer, barrister Craig Eberhardt, told a court last week Cataldo felt "genuinely guilty and shamed of the behaviour that led to his daughter's death". Cataldo was unemployed at the time of his crime. He has since been assaulted in custody.

Hey Eberhardt ! How the hell do you sleep at night ! Congratulations you just let a child killer walk away from prison. Well done good job hope you’re proud of yourself ! Seriously do you have no soul ?

BOTH her parents let her down ! Obviously one much more than other and neither deserve to ever be able to call themselves parents ever again !

NEITHER parent is behind bars where they belong !

Rest in Peace Lily Rain, your death might seem in vain but trust me we the 100 thousand plus FACAA will fight on in your name to ensure no child ever endures what you went through and no child has their back turned on them by their parents ever again ! (A)

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