The Chronicle

Charges over child assault


An 18-year-old Lockyer Valley woman will face the magistrate in October charged with the violent assault of a two-yearold girl.

Officers from the Laidley Child Protection Investigat­ion Unit charged the woman on Tuesday with two counts of assault occasionin­g bodily harm.

A spokesman for the unit said police would allege the assault caused multiple injuries that were serious enough to warrant hospitalis­ation.

The offences came to the attention of police after friends and family of the young girl raised concerns for her welfare.

Police launched an investigat­ion two weeks ago and it is ongoing despite the initial charges.

The woman was bailed to appear in the Gatton Magistrate­s Court on October 18.

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