A Western Sydney man will face court charged over the alleged abuse and neglect of a baby and the assault of a woman.
On Sunday 30 December 2018, police were notified after a three-month-old girl presented at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead with significant injuries.
During the course of the investigation, officers were told by the doctors the baby had suffered head, throat, and leg injuries.
She has since been released and alternate care arrangements have been made.
Detectives from Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad established Strike Force Keswick to investigate how the child came to be injured.
Investigations were also made following reports the baby’s mother was injured by the man.
Following extensive inquires, detectives arrested a 22-year-old man at a facility in Silverwater just before 10am yesterday (Monday 22 July 2019).
He was charged with eight offences, including:
– cause grievous bodily harm to person with intent (DV) (x3);
– not provide for child cause danger of serious injury (DV)
– act with intent to influence witness
– contravene prohibition / restriction in AVO (Domestic);
– kidnap with intent to commit serious indictable offences (ABH); and
– assault occasioning actual bodily harm (DV)
Police will allege in court that the man injured the baby at a home in Mt Druitt between October and December 2018 and did not seek medical attention.
It will be further alleged that the man assaulted a 27-year-old woman and held her against her will at the Mt Druitt home in June 2019.
The man has been remanded in custody to appear at Mt Druitt Local Court today (Tuesday 23 July 2019).
The Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad is comprised of detectives who are specially trained to investigate matters against children and adults, including sexual assault, serious physical abuse, and extreme cases of neglect.
Anyone with concerns about suspected child abuse or exploitation should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au.
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