Queensland

Girl ‘tortured on electric fence’ by stepfather


A Queensland goat farmer zapped his young stepdaughter with a cattle prod and forced her to hold onto an electric fence as he beat her with a plastic pipe, a court has heard.

A QUEENSLAND goat farmer zapped his young stepdaughter with a cattle prod and forced her to hold onto an electric fence as he beat her with a plastic pipe, a court has heard.

The 57-year-old man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is this week facing hearings to determine whether he will stand trial for multiple assault, torture and rape charges against nine people spanning a decade.

Brisbane Magistrates Court was told on Tuesday the man allegedly started “whacking” his stepdaughter on the bottom with a poly pipe when she was in Year 3 or 4.

The stepdaughter, who is now an adult, wept in the stand as she told the court of the years of abuse she allegedly endured until she was 15 when her mother left the farmer.

The woman said she was once dragged out of bed by the hair in the middle of the night and zapped …

Read the full article at: http://www.news.com.au/national/queensland/courts-law/stepfather-forced-young-girl-to-hold-onto-electric-fence-as-he-beat-her-with-a-plastic-pipe-court-hears/news-story/6252efdcd9b9b0589beee59c02d3fb93

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