One child said her father “whooped” her with the dog leash.
Left-wing Supreme Court candidate Janet Protasiewicz gave a weak sentence to a child abuser who beat his children with a dog leash.
Alton Anthony Ithier was convicted on two counts of Child Abuse-Recklessly Cause Harm, a Class I felony. A Child Abuse-Intentionally Cause Harm charge was also read in. But Protasiewicz, who has a history of soft sentences, stayed any prison time for Ithier, meaning he would not have to serve it unless he messed up again. She gave him nine months in work-release jail and probation, court records show.
He has already reoffended, being convicted of second-offense OWI, court records show.
Read the criminal complaint here: Protasiewicz 2015CF2596(1)
According to the criminal complaint, a mother reported to City of Milwaukee Police that the father of her three children struck each child with a dog leash. The children were ages 10, 8, and 5.
On June 7, 2015, a woman walked into the police department to report that three of her children were being abused by the defendant, who was their father.
In one instance, the defendant was accused of striking a child with a dog leash because the child sprayed perfume.
When interviewed by police, the child said that she got into trouble because her sister touched their mother’s perfume, so the defendant struck the child with a dog leash multiple times and then struck the second child.
The children had bruises on their bodies.
The 8-year-old child told police that he came home with a note from their teacher and gave it to the defendant. The defendant became upset and struck the child multiple times with the dog leash, leaving contusions.
The 10-year-old child told police that the defendant struck her with a dog leash multiple times on the buttocks and legs, leaving bruises.
The 5-year-old child told police that the defendant struck her with a dog leash multiple times because she sprayed perfume, leaving bruises.
Janet Protasiewicz gave the defendant probation and 9 months in the House of Correction.