July 2015

Teen thug inflicted ‘gross and horrific’ injuries on baby boy’s genitals because he urinated on him


A teenage thug has been locked up for inflicting “gross and horrific” injuries on the genitals of a baby boy because he urinated on him as he looked after him.

Police suspected that Jordan Hall, 19, who has a record of assault convictions, brutally attacked the child’s penis using either his teeth or a ligature.

The youngster was bleeding from his genitals when he was taken to hospital where he needed treatment for a cut and bruising.

Nursing staff at the Medway Hospital in Kent were suspicious and called police and Hall, then aged 18, denied knowing how they were caused.

Prosecutor Martin Yale told Maidstone Crown Court: “There was a suggestion there might be a bite mark or ligature. Mr Hall chose not to answer questions.”

Hall eventually admitted he was responsible claiming he was bending down and the baby started to urinate.

It was going on him, he said, so he grabbed his penis.

Mr Yale added: “As soon as he saw blood he realised he had used too much force.”

Hall, from Gillingham, Kent, claimed the injury was accidental but then admitted assault causing actual bodily harm on the basis he was reckless.

He has a previous conviction for actual bodily harm, two for battery and two for common assault.

Judge Michael Carroll sentenced Hall to just 14 months youth custody.

He said: “In the four to five seconds he was acting recklessly he managed to inflict these injuries on that little lad’s genitalia.

“The force he must have applied must have been pretty excessive because he had the temerity to urinate, as baby’s often do.”

“It set in train a series of events which, in my view, are gross and horrific.

“You have a number of previous convictions for violence so I can’t say it was an isolated incident.”