Man Jailed For Beating Boy With Cricket Bat

July 16, 2013

A 46-year-old man appeared in Magistrates Court this morning [July 16] where he was sentenced to 90 days in prison after he admitted to using a cricket bat to beat a middle school student.

Glen Fox, a resident of the Emergency Shelter at Southside, previously pleaded to unlawful assault and possessing an offensive weapon – a cricket bat – which he had grabbed from the boy who had been playing cricket with his friends in June 2013.

In the course of the beating, the boy had fallen down and Fox had continued beating him. The boy managed to get up and run into the shelter where the boy’s father intervened. The Police were called, Fox was arrested and the incident was captured on CCTV.

Mr Fox previously told the Magistrate that he acted as a father figure and role model to boys in the area. Mr Fox claimed that the teenager was developing ‘gang associations’ and that he had acted to stop that.

In his last Court appearance, the Magistrate said that Mr Fox had no right to treat a child in that manner and said further, that based on his record, Mr Fox had no right to be around children as any kind of role model.

Speaking in Court today, Magistrates Warner said Fox tried to present himself as a “goody tw0-shoes who was trying to help,” but that he had a record as a man of violence.

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  1. Nuffin but da Truth says:

    if Fox or anyone else was to lay a finger on any of my kids there would be no court to decide the fate!

    • Community says:

      Tell me more of how you’d exercise your christian beliefs on a man’s dead body. Violence begat violence begat even more violence.

    • Go lay down. Wa ya bad?

  2. Time Shall Tell says:

    I am sure if this man had the boys true interest at heart then a cricket bat wouldn’t be the instrument of choice for correction. If the boys true father was only a short distance away then shouldn’t any disciplinary action be the responsibility of the actual parent? If he felt the parent wasn’t fit for the job then he should of stepped forward to the proper authorities to voice his concerns.

  3. Um Jus Sayin' says:

    “Role model”, LMAO. What a joke. Glen is a bully. Always has been, always will be. He has a known history of violence, and using intimidation, and has been incarcerated before for those crimes. 90 days is not enough. For everybody out there, if you have a problem with my children, come let me know. I will handle them accordingly. But please do not feel that you have the right to touch my children. that is sooooo not your job!

  4. Xman says:

    Who gets the sentence , Mr Fox or we the people ! – 90 days imprisinment cost $ 20,000
    Mr Fox is good with his hands – he could have been made to do $20,000 worth of work
    It’s time for the Govt.of the day to take hold of the current 18th century justice systen and revamp it.
    These are not the times to use the 800 million Bucks we borrowed on such foolishness.
    Else for the punk that got licks – one day he is going were Mr Fox is already. – it’s guaranteed!