Cattle prod abuse claims
A QUEENSLAND goat farmer zapped his young stepdaughter with a cattle prod and forced her to hold on to an electric fence as he beat her with a plastic pipe, a court has heard.
The man, 57, who cannot be named, is facing hearings to determine if he will stand trial for multiple assault, torture and rape charges against nine people spanning a decade.
Brisbane Magistrates Court was told he allegedly started “whacking” his stepdaughter on the bottom with a poly pipe when she was in Year 3 or 4.
The stepdaughter, now an adult, wept as she told the court of years of alleged abuse.
She said she was once pulled out of bed and zapped with a cattle prod after she forgot to put a chicken in its coop.
The hearings continue.