Baden Bond's father jailed for 12 years after abandoning toddler at boat ramp

| 07.03,19. 01:03 PM |



Baden Bond's father jailed for 12 years after abandoning toddler at boat ramp



Photo: Baden's parents Shane Arthur Simpson and Dina Colleen Bond have both pleaded guilty. (ABC News: Sharon Gordon)




A meth-using father who abandoned his baby son at a boat ramp south of Brisbane 12 years ago has been sentenced to 12 years in jail.


Shane Arthur Simpson left his two-year-old son near the Logan River at dusk in May 2007 because he was tired of looking after him.


The child's body was never found.


The court has previously heard Simpson had a long-term addiction to methamphetamine that was "particularly intense" in 2007 when he abandoned Baden.


In sentencing, Justice Peter Applegarth called the offending a "gross negligence of an extreme kind".


"You went home and got on with your life," he said.


"You practically invited a tragic end to his life.


"As time had passed, you must have known that he had perished."


Justice Applegarth said there was no suggestion Simpson was on drugs at the time he left his son and noted it was not a "spur of the moment" decision.


"You did not suddenly decide to abandon him," he said.


"You planned to abandon him.


"You had ample time to reflect on your actions and the high risk that Baden would die before anyone found him."


The judge said Baden's remaining time of life would have been "full of fear".


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