Second Man Sentenced in Penis Tattoo Prank
Young autistic man told it would be a tiger and dragon
Christopher William Lord, 23, allegedly helped 24-year-old amateur artist Matthew Francis Brady tattoo a 16-inch penis, rather than a Chinese symbol with a dragon and tiger, on the back of an autistic young man in 2010, according to the Sunshine Coast Daily. Lord pled guilty and received a 12-month sentence, with a parole release date set for March 12. He reportedly had been on bail for armed robbery at the time of the incident.
Brady was jailed for three months in 2011, according to the Queensland Times. He pled guilty to "assault occasioning bodily harm while armed, assault occasioning bodily harm and performing a high-risk service without holding an infection control qualification."
According to 9 News in Australia, the victim, identified only as Chester, was "bi-polar, schizophrenic, and autistic." Although 25 in 2010, he had the mental age of a ten-year-old and a "child-like trust of other people."
Chester had visited Brady's house in 2010. Brady accused him of raping a girl, a charge the victim denied, as the Sunshine Coast Daily reported. Lord supposedly hit Chester in the groin, and then the three started drinking rum.
Lord and Brady tried to convince Chester into getting a tattoo of a Chinese yin-yang symbol with a dragon and a tiger. Lord told the victim that he knew a girl that would sleep with him if he was tattooed.
Chester agreed and Brady drew a penis, testicles, and a lewd phrase under the image. Although the victim complained that the tattoo hurt and asked that the procedure stop, Brady refused, saying that the tattoo looked "mad."
After the tattoo was done, the three went into the house and Brady again accused Chester, who repeated his denial. Brady and Lord allegedly assaulted the man, who ran away and then showed some friends his back. They told him what was actually there.
The presiding judge in Lord's trial called the act "appalling" and said it was a "miserable offense."
A local tattoo artist previously donated his services to cover up the drawing.
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