Perth’s father is imprisoned in Hakea prison for unpaid fines, leaving seven children without a father
Seven children are left fatherless after their father is imprisoned for unpaid fines after he has not arranged a payment plan
- Rocky Loo, 41, was randomly checked by ticket inspectors on a train in Perth, WA
- He was fined $ 3,599 at the time and was arrested and imprisoned
- Mr Loo has seven children as young as six months with his ex Marianne Mackay
- Mrs. Mackay only found out that he was trapped in a phone call from Hakea prison
- According to the WA law, people can be put in prison because they have not made a payment arrangement
Seven children from six months to 19 years old were left fatherless after their father was imprisoned for unpaid fines.
The father of seven Rocky Loo, 41, had excellent fines of $ 3,599 when he was randomly checked by ticket inspectors on a train in Perth, WA last week.
Mr. Loo is extremely frightened and failed to attend a work order to pay his fines, causing him to be arrested and imprisoned in Hakea prison, according to SBS.
If a person does not pay his WA fines, he can be locked in at a rate of $ 250 per day to pay off his debts – meaning that Mr. Loo could have been sentenced to more than two weeks in prison.
The father of seven Rocky Loo, 41, had excellent fines of $ 3,599 when he was randomly checked by ticket inspectors on a train in Perth, WA last week
Loo’s ex-partner and mother of his seven children Marianne Mackay only discovered that he had been imprisoned in a phone call from Hakea Prison last week.
Mrs. Mackay said it was difficult to take care of all seven children without Mr. Loo in the area.
“It will affect us both financially, emotionally and physically,” she told the SBS.
One of Mrs. Mackay’s sons pushed his hip bone back because of a born caesarean caesarean section during his birth.
On Tuesday Mrs. Mackay had to take the son to the hospital, while she also brought the other six children to school and paid for her car registration without the help of Mr. Loo.
Mr Loo with his ex-partner and mother of his seven children Marianne Mackay. Mrs. Mackay said it was difficult to take care of all seven children without Mr. Loo around
“The McGowan government has committed itself not to lock anyone up for fines,” Mrs. Mackay said.
Arrest orders can be issued for people who do not pay their debts on the basis of fines, fines and infringements (Notices Enforcement Act 1994 (WA)).
WA Attorney General John Quigley implemented legal reforms in September last year, but these have still not been transposed.
According to the 1994 law, Mr. Loo could have spent 14 days in Hakea prison, but in the end he served five days.
Mrs. Mackay (photo) said the state government “made a commitment not to lock anyone up for fines