A Grazettes, St Michael father was Friday granted $4,000 bail after pleading guilty to assaulting his 18-year-old daughter.
However, Waindy Vishensky Taylor told Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant he simply wanted to see the teenager off the streets, prompting the magistrate to remind him his daughter was an adult.
“One of these days she might come to you but until she does, you are to stay away from your daughter,” Cuffy-Sargeant ordered Taylor of #19 Durham Close, Grazettes, St Michael.
The remarks came after the District ‘A’ Magistrates Court heard that Taylor and his daughter were in an altercation last Sunday, resulting in his choking her and pushing her to the ground.
Sergeant Neville Reid told the hearing that at the time of the incident the teenager was at her mother’s house, where she has been living for the past two months. Her father had repeatedly asked her to remove the remainder of her items from his house and when he did so again on August 9, the young woman told him it was not possible.
As she turned to walk away from Taylor, he asked her whether she thought he was playing rounders, held his daughter around the throat with both hands and began choking her, before pushing her to the ground.
She struggled to remove his hands and was assisted by other persons.
The teen reported the matter to police and the medical report revealed soft tissue injury to her back, neck and shoulder and abrasions to her back and shoulder.
In explaining his position to the court, Taylor said he never asked his daughter to return for her clothes but had asked her to go and clean the room which she “left in a state.”
Taylor added that on the day of the incident, he wanted to tell his daughter she was “going down the wrong road”. He said he had asked for the opportunity for them to talk numerous times and last Sunday she was sitting under a shed in the company of a group of fellows “just liming”.
When he called her and mentioned that he wanted to talk, his daughter became “aggressive and bombastic,” Taylor said. As he approached, she got up and began walking around a table so he told her he was “not playing rounders”.
The father said in his effort to get her to go into his van with him, he grabbed her, she resisted and the same people who were with her parted them.
The case was adjourned until next Friday, when the complainant is expected to be present.