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    Man gets probation, fine, class for making son walk home

    LIHUE A Kilauea man was given probation and a fine Wednesday in 5th Circuit Court for punishing his son by making him walk a mile for not answering his questions a form of discipline a judge called old school and no longer appropriate.

    Robert Demond was sentenced to a one-year probation, a $200 fine and to a child parenting class for a misdemeanor charge of second-degree endangering the welfare of a minor.

    Demond said he would handle it differently now after going through Family Court, where the case originated on Oct. 17, 2013, and to Circuit Court, where he pleaded no contest to the misdemeanor charge.

    Demond told the judge that it was a common form of punishment when he was a kid and that he didnt see it as morally wrong or criminal. He had picked his son up from school and questioned him about a matter that came to his attention. When his son didnt respond, he stopped the vehicle and made him walk home to think about his actions.

    How far did you make him walk? asked Judge Kathleen Watanabe.

    About a mile, Demond said.

    These are different times, Watanabe said. It is understandable that you became upset with your son, but it is dangerous for children to walk along the highway, and there are predators out there, she said. The age of the child was not revealed in the course of the hearing and the Office of the Prosecuting Attorney would not divulge further information.

    Defense attorney Margaret Hanson said that Demond has no criminal history and presents no risk to the community. The offense was basically a form of punishment that is no longer considered acceptable by the community.

    County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Gary Nelson said the discipline was not an appropriate way for Demond to correct his sons behavior. Yet, it was clear that the defendant acted with the intent to teach his child a lesson and did not act out of anger.

    The state recommended a child parenting course and supports the defendants motion for a deferred acceptance of his no contest plea. It allows him to motion the court to expunge the charge from his record after completing his probation.

    Watanabe granted the motion.
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    the age of the child and where he was left are kind of important details that are missing in this article. Also did the father just drive home or did he watch his son walk home. Without those details I'll pass on passing judgement either way.

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    Lesson learned.

    Take him home where there are no witnesses...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Number 47 View Post
    If I went to pick up my children and returned home with two of the three and told my wife that I left the other (an 8 year old) on the highway to walk home alone, well, let's just say that would be a day I'd be glad we don't have a gun in my house. Because my wife would get a good amount of use out of it in this situation.

    Not that I would do that because I'm not, you know, a f-ing moron.
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    High school age kid? Maybe, depending on the kid and the area.

    Elementary age? No fucking way.

    The guy is a moron.
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    I wonder if Dad realizes how lucky he was that whomever picked up his son and took him back to school was a decent human being.....this story could have had a very tragic ending.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve mcqueen View Post
    I wonder if Dad realizes how lucky he was that whomever picked up his son and took him back to school was a decent human being.....this story could have had a very tragic ending.....
    it certainly could have. This is the kind of person who should not be raising children in my opinion and of course he's got a few of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by It's Mike View Post
    it certainly could have. This is the kind of person who should not be raising children in my opinion and of course he's got a few of them.
    It's the inverse rule of parenting -- the less capable people are of taking care of kids, the more they'll have.

 

 

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