Bundaberg dad feared girl's safety
THE father who took his three-year-old daughter from a Bundaberg day care centre without the permission of her mother said he did so because he feared for his child’s safety.
Jason List, who lives in Darwin, picked up his daughter, Khloi, from Avoca Little Angels on Friday, November 13, after reports from friends about the care Khloi’s mother, Danielle Herron, was providing, had him worried.
“I’ve had a few people from around Bundaberg say she was driving around and the kids did not have seat belts and she was driving around late on Thursday nights with the kids,” he said.
Mr List said since he had taken Khloi to Darwin Ms Herron had only contacted him once.
However, Ms Herron said she had tried numerous times but had been unable to get through.
“I haven’t changed my phone, I haven’t been out of service and I’ve only been contacted the one time,” Mr List said.
Ms Herron said when she spoke to Khloi last Thursday, Khloi sounded distressed and was crying.
Mr List said some of Khloi’s behaviour when she first arrived in Darwin had him worried.
“She had a ridiculous amount of lice and for the first week she was hiding food around the house. She’s over the moon to be here now,” he said.
Ms Herron claimed Mr List had only tried to see his daughter once since they split up more than two years ago.
Since the split Mr List has only seen Chloe for 10 minutes.
“It was a pre-organised holiday with Chloe and I offered to take Hailey (Khloi’s half-sister) as well. But when I went to pick them up in Bundaberg, Danielle said I could not take them unless she came as well,” he said.
Ms Herron and Mr List are both currently receiving legal advice on matters pertaining to their daughter.