A former Children’s Court magistrate says she is dismayed by a decision to reunite two young girls with their father, a registered sex offender.
A Family Court judge in Hobart has ruled that the girls must visit their father every second weekend provided another adult is present in the home overnight.
The father involved in the case has been convicted of accessing child pornography and possessing child abuse products. He will remain on the sexual offenders register for at least another year.
But the judge has declared that it is in the best interests of the girls, aged eight and 10, that they spend time with their father, who cannot be identified.
He says there needs to be a lock on the girls’ bedroom door as the “father acts impulsively from time to time and that the children need some protection from him, especially at night”.
He says there needs to be a lock on the door? And he still instructs that they must stay overnight?
*headdesk* *headdesk* *headdesk* *headdesk* *headdesk*