A convicted thug found guilty of beating his wife ordered his seven-year-old boy to beat up the judge’s son in their school playground.
The jobless father-of-six, named as Orhan D., 41, had been given a suspended jail sentence for attacking his ex-wife during an acrimonious divorce and custody battle in August 2017.
Two weeks later he crossed tracks with the same judge at a parents’ evening at a school in the town of Neustadt am Ruebenberge in the north-western German state of Lower Saxony.
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It turned out both men had seven-year-old sons at the school. One week later, Orhan D.’s son beat up the judge’s boy in the school playground.
Orhan D. has now been found guilty of inciting his son to commit grievous bodily harm in connection with the incident, although no details were given regarding the extent of the judge’s son’s injuries.
Presiding judge Jasha Uygungul sentenced the German-Serbian national to an 11-month suspended jail sentence and to carry out 100 hours of community service.
Judge Uygungul told him: “The attack in the playground was no coincidence. You were frustrated.”
The two boys were the same age and attended the same school but had never previously even spoken to each other as they were in different classes.
The public prosecutor said: “The children had no quarrel. The accused used his son as a tool to deal with a law which did not suit him.”
An educational helper at the school told the court how Orhan D.’s son had admitted his father had told him to attack the boy.
She said he told her: “My father said I can quietly beat him up as his father would send my father to jail.”
Frank Bornemann, the chairman of the Lower Saxony Judges Association, said he was appalled by the incident.
Mr Bornemann said: “I’ve never heard about anything like this before. That’s a whole new dimension of violence.
“We can see respect for policemen, rescue workers and firefighters is dwindling. There is also an increasing number of people who insult and threaten judicial staff.”