Brisbane woman charged with torture
Nov 16 2008
A Brisbane woman has been charged with torturing a two-year-old boy admitted to hospital with serious injuries.
Queensland Police charged the 29-year-old woman from Regents Park, in Brisbane’s south, with one count each of torture, cruelty to a child and two counts of assault occasioning bodily harm.
She was arrested after police were called to the Mater Children’s Hospital in Brisbane on Saturday to investigate injuries sustained by the toddler.
Police say the boy has been admitted to hospital and is undergoing treatment for serious injuries.
The woman will appear in the Beenleigh Magistrates Court on Monday.
Can you imagine a woman in New Zealand being charged and convicted of torture? Yet that is exactly what should happen in many cases.