Teen in court after hitting carer

A TEENAGE boy who assaulted his carer, lit a grass fire, stole fishing equipment, grew a cannabis plant and breached bail twice has been sentenced to six months probation.

Kevin Douglas Anderson, 17, pleaded guilty in Bundaberg Magistrates Court to six charges including assault, lighting an unauthorised fire and stealing.

Police prosecutor Sergeant Robyn Shapcott said Anderson got into a scuffle with his live-in carer on September 5 when Anderson was caught looking into his carer's room.

“After he was told not to do it, Anderson followed his carer into the kitchen and swung a punch,” she said.

During the struggle, Anderson scratched his carer's face and also grabbed his testicles and squeezed.

Defence lawyer Christine Delaney said Anderson had punched at the kitchen door, not his carer.

Magistrate Jennifer Batts sentenced Anderson to six months' probation for all six charges.

No conviction was recorded.



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