Woman charged with torture of children

A WOMAN charged with torture and assault charges allegedly arising from the treatment of children appeared before Toowoomba Magistrates Court yesterday.

The woman, 50, from a town on Toowoomba's outskirts, stood quietly beside her solicitor Brad Skuse as fresh charges against her were read out in court.

Police claim the 26 charges laid against the woman date to incidents involving two children in the years between 1999 and the early 2000s.

She was not required to enter any pleas to the charges which include four counts of torture, six counts of assault occasioning bodily harm while armed and 16 counts of common assault.

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No details of the allegations were aired in court yesterday.

The woman's name is not published in order to protect the identity of the complainants.

It is believed the incidents occurred over some years at the woman's residence.

Mr Skuse asked the court for an adjournment.

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Magistrate Bruce Schemioneck therefore remanded the woman on bail which has conditions including having no contact with the complainants.

Mr Schemioneck adjourned the case for committal mention back in the same court on September 11.



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