It was later revealed the WA father was a convicted child sex offender. It has been estimated the remaining money will last another five or six years. There is, it seems, no end to David Farnell's capacity to shock and outrage.
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The best way to transfer money overseas. He denied the later offences but was found guilty by a jury in and sent to jail for a further 18 months. Baby Gammy made headlines around the world when it was revealed that his biological parents took his twin sister back home to Western Australia, leaving him behind with his surrogate in Thailand.
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Biological parents are 'morally responsible' for abandoned Thai baby. Gammy, who has Down syndrome, continues to live with his Thai surrogate mother, Pattaramon Chanbua, who depends on donations to cover the little boy's medical costs. There is, it seems, no end to David Farnell's capacity to shock and outrage.
Farnell's convictions have prompted child protection authorities to order a review this week of the couple's suitability as parents. Biological father tries to access donations raised for abandoned Down syndrome baby Gammy.
The Perth man first came to notice when he and his wife, Wendy Li, left disabled son Gammy behind in Thailand, where he had been born to a surrogate mother. Justice O'Sullivan told him during sentencing: "You have a stable family life which is an irony, really, given that you appear to have robbed the complainants of an opportunity to have such a life.
Surrogacy case: the history of sex offences of the Australian accused of leaving surrogate baby in Thailand Exclusive: Court documents reveal David Farnell, Australian father alleged to have abandoned child with Down's Syndrome, has a string of previous convictions for sexual offences against girls as young as five.
The offences against the third girl began when she was aged five at a pool - apparently at his parent's house - in