A man who misguidedly forced a baby wipe into a child's bottom to prevent him soiling his nappy has been admonished by Glasgow High Court.At a previous hearing, it was revealed that the incident happened as McArthur, who was caring for the baby, changed the child's nappy. The following day while trying to remove the wipe with his fingers, McArthur caused major internal injuries, which included a perforated bowel.
It is unclear whether the child will make a total recovery, but Judge Lord Turnbull said McArthur's actions were "misguided intervention rather than an act of malice".
Lord Turnbull said: "I am not saying he was right to do what he did or that it could be condoned. However, I reject as baseless any suggestion that his behaviour was sexually motivated."
Because McArthur was admonished, it means his conviction is recorded but he won't be fined or face imprisonment.