Woman in court over physical abuse of teen girl

A woman will appear in court today charged over the alleged physical abuse of a teenage girl in Sydney’s west.

Detectives from the State Crime Command’s Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad last week commenced an investigation following reports a 13-year-old girl was physically assaulted by a woman who was known to her.

The girl sustained bruising, swelling and welts to her thighs, back and arms. She was taken to The Children’s Hospital at Westmead for treatment and has since been released.

Following extensive investigations, detectives arrested a 50-year-old woman at Parramatta Police Station about 6pm last Thursday (24 October 2019).

She was charged with armed with intent to commit indictable offence, and assault occasioning actual bodily harm (DV).

Police will allege in court that the woman assaulted the girl with a wire object at a home in Sydney’s west last week.

The woman was granted strict conditional bail to appear at Parramatta Local Court today (Tuesday 29 October 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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