15-Year-Old Father Assaults Infant Son

| by Jonathan Wolfe

A 15-year-old father (no, that’s not a typo) has been charged with assaulting his one-month-old son.

The alleged assault took place at Bunbury Regional Hospital in Australia. The infant was flown via helicopter to Princess Margaret Hospital following the attack. The child remains in critical condition.

The teenager’s lawyer requested his client’s trial be closed to the public due to the unusual nature of the story and the media attention it would likely receive. After all, it's not everyday that someone who is still legally a child assaults a child of his own.

Australian crime investigators are currently investigating the attack. It is not known as of right now what prompted the young man to assault his son. The child’s mother was not present during the attack.

Sources: ABC, WA Today