A High Court judge has said she is “extremely concerned” about the safety of a two-year-old girl whose father has a history of violence towards “people and animals” - and who reportedly had “graphic fantasies” about killing paedophiles.
Mrs Justice Roberts has ruled that the little girl cannot be brought up by her parents, because of the risks her father poses, and must live with foster carers.
But she says the girl’s father suggested that no else would care for her if he could not, and the risks he posed, to the girl and carers, remained.
Evidence showed that the man had a “significant history” of criminal offending, she said, and reports referred to him having “graphic fantasies” involving “stalking and killing” paedophiles and harming animals.
The judge heard that the man had left prison five years ago and might now be in Europe with the girl’s mother.
The little girl had been placed into temporary council care shortly after birth.
Social services bosses had asked the judge to make decisions about the girl’s long-term care.
A consultant psychologist had told the judge that the risks the girl’s father posed were “unmanageable”
“He has a significant history of criminal offending which includes acts of violence towards both people and animals,” said Mrs Justice Roberts.
“Previous reports contain references to ‘graphic fantasies’ which involve stalking and killing paedophiles and harming animals.”
She said of “particular concern” was his “reported view” that if he could not care for his child, “no one else will”.
“I am extremely concerned in this case about (the girl’s) physical safety and the risks posed by (her father),” said Mrs Justice Roberts.
“I view these risks as material, substantial and solid.
“They are likely to continue for years to come…”
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