How deep does homophobia have to go before society, at large, admits that it is a serious problem? Police in Queensland, Australia are investigating a man who allegedly paid a prostitute to rape his 15 year old son because he thought his son was homosexual. According to reports, the man took the boy to a motel, gave a female prostitute $50.0o and told his son that he wanted to see a used condom to evidence that he was getting what he was paying for.
But for the father allegedly making yet another brilliant parenting decision, the incident would have remained unreported. Police were tipped off about the rape when the father called the Child Protection Investigation Unit to inquire as to why they hadn’t investigated his son for “abusing” his younger brother, After he inquired, he advised the the officer that he had attempted to fix the problem himself by taking the boy to a prostitute.
Rockhampton Magistrates Court’s investigation determined that enough evidence existed to substantiate the allegations against the father to send him to trial for the rape of his son.