Giving his teen permission to get a tattoo landed this dad in court

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Casey Victory and dad Bradley Victory appeared in court over a controversial tattoo on daughter's ankle. Photo: NewsCorp Australia
Casey Victory and dad Bradley Victory appeared in court over a controversial tattoo on daughter's ankle. Photo: NewsCorp Australia

Last New Year's Eve, with her father Bradley Victory's consent, 16-year-old Casey got a dream catcher tattooed on her calf.

Little did the Australian father-daughter duo know that this act would land them in court.

Casey asked her father's permission before getting the tattoo, and he agreed, because as he says he thought, 'like father like daughter.'

Casey told reporters that the dream catcher tattoo on her ankle represents her dreams to succeed in life.

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The dream catcher tattoo that could lead to Casey Victory's dad being jailed for five years. Photo: NewsCorp Australia.

Upon discovering the tattoo, Casey's mom Nadene Rees - with whom Victory shares three children - launched a private prosecution against him for allowing her daughter to get a tattoo without her permission.

The law of consent 

Under Australian New South Wales law, it is illegal to tattoo anyone under the age of 18 without written permission from a guardian or parent.

However, it is legal for one parent to give consent for the child to do the tattoo, Lawyer Sam Macedone told reporters, who believes that it is "ridiculous" that Casey's father is being charged with assault.

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The charges Victory is facing include assault occasioning actual bodily harm and wounding a person with the intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

The second charge has been dropped, but if convicted of the assault charge Victory may face the maximum sentence of five years imprisonment. 

This 45-year-old truck driver says he loves his children, and has pleaded not guilty to the charges against him.

Casey has admitted that she has not seen her mother for three years now, adding that her father is very protective of her.

Compiled for Parent24 by Athenkosi Mndende



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