A tiny infant was bashed and left with permanent brain damage while his parents were away on their honeymoon.

Andrew Nolan bashed his partner’s seven-month-old nephew, baby Bobby Webber, whose parents were on their honeymoon at the time when he was beaten in September 2014.

The beating caused severe and lasting brain damage.  He has been sentenced to at least eight and a half years’ jail.

The little boy’s mother, Elise, cried as District Court Judge Philip Ingram on Thursday detailed the injuries inflicted on the child, which included broken ribs, skull fractures, a bite mark and forehead injuries.

Elise Webber earlier told a sentencing hearing the man “is not capable of rehabilitation” and hopes her son’s face “haunts you for the rest of your days”.

“What happened to my son that night over a period of four hours while you abused my seven-month-old boy … has changed the outcome of our family forever,” she said.

Daily Telegraph reports, the couple rushed to the Children’s Hospital at Randwick where they were confronted with the horrors of the infant’s injuries including multiple skull fractures, burst blood vessels behind his eyes from being shaken so violently it would leave him virtually blind, fractured vertebrae, brain damage and carpets burns to his head.

“When we saw his bruised and swollen penis we knew something unspeakable had happened that night,” Ms Webber said.

The couple had left Bobby and his two sisters in the care of her sister and mother when they left the Central Coast to go on their honeymoon.


Andrew Nolan, has had his jail sentence increased, after an appeal was launched on behalf of his family.

The parents of Bobby Webber, Elise and Barry, who were not in court today as the 34-year old’s jail term increased from eight and half years to 15 years and three months with a non-parole period of 11-years and six months.

The increased prison sentence comes after the DPP lodged an appeal on behalf of the Bobby’s family.


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  • don’t let him out because he is the type of monster that would do that to a child


  • Sickening and unimaginable.


  • No jail sentence is long enough for this man if you ask me !


  • Still not long enough. Hurting a child is indefensible.


  • Hope this scum sees some prison justice that has him leaving jail in a body bag.


  • 8.5 years! This poor kid and family have a life sentence and he only gets 8.5 years???


  • This is just disgusting how some one can do this.


  • sam1949@rogers.com not only should man who bashed infant leaving him forever changed so should The couple had left Bobby and his two sisters in the care of her sister and mother when they left the Central Coast to go on their honeymoon. every one who was suppose 2 look after this little one they all should be put in jail everyone of them not just the man


  • So he gets at least 8,5 year sentenced for the 7month old boy he severely abused physically and sexually and damaged permanently ??! That’s no justice for Bobby !! He should get far more and should suffer the way he made Bobby suffer. What an evil man he is !!


  • ‘Justice for Bobby’. My oath. That disgusting animal deserves life with no parole. Never to see the outside. An adult who could do such an unspeakable act to a defenceless young child deserves more sentencing than he received. It’s terrible enough that adults hurt adults in a horrific way, but to do this to a baby is psychopathic. I hope the actions he brought on this young life will plague his mind for the rest of his life and haunt him to madness. I pray this dear little fellow will get better through a miracle of the LORD and I will pray for you little man. God’s angels are watching over you and report your heavenly father always. God bless the parents and may He give them strength to help their little son heal.


  • so many cruel people that can harm and injure and kill children – what makes them turn into these monsters?

    Hope they get the justice they deserve


  • Poor Bobby, what a sick man Andrew must be. So cruel.


  • This will be a lifetime of suffering for the child and his parents and everyone else involved. Don’t think the honeymoon was worth the outcome.


  • surely someone picked up on how sick Andrew was, where was the grandmother? it stated that he and his sisters were left with his mother’s sister and mother, were charges laid against both the aunty and grandmother for negligence leaving the infants in the care of someone else


  • Wow! sweet little bobby. He is now a quadriplegic and will have this for the rest of his life, not for up to 8 years!!I am sorry that the Australian justice system is the way it is! Reports state that Andrew Nolan was in fact the partner of the sister for 11 years! And the sister went to a drive in movie! A bit concerning after 11 years she did not pick up he had anger issues and left the baby with him! The Australian justice system needs to get its priorities straight! My heart goes out to little bobby the innocent in all of this!


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