"Ian Churchman" is a god-fearing man. He tries to raise up his young children in the ways of the Lord. But as we all know, sometimes, children fail to follow our commands, and we have to provide them with an opportunity to experience God's great and horrible wrath, firsthand.
That's what Mr. Churchman was doing when he tied his young son's hands, shaved his head, and choked him with the tie Ian wears to church.
Unfortunately, New Zealand, the country where Mr. Churchman lives, has come under Satan's influence. Good, god-fearing Christian men and and not-men are persecuted there much like we are here in the US. The authorities arrested Mr. Churchman for inflicting God's mighty and terrible retribution upon his son.
Thankfully, the authorities did not count on Jesus intervening. He softened the hearts of the jurors--perhaps by tightening their neckties--and compelled them to set Mr. Churchman free. As one godly juror noted, the case caused her to be "embarrassed to be a New Zealander" because the Chruchmans were obviously "good decent parents trying to instil a sense of responsibility."