Last month a toddler was found unconscious in a home in Oberon. The 3 year old boy suffered abuse which included being kept in an esky filled with ice. Other reports state that the man allegedly taped a ball in the boy’s mouth, kicked and hit him with a wooden spoon.
The boy lived with his grandmother from birth until they moved to Oberon in June 2014. It is expected that this is when the abuse started.
The court has heard from The Westmead Children’s Hospital that the injuries that the child sustained were to his head and face, also bleeding in the eyes and bruising to the lower back.
The 45-year-old man has appeared at Bathurst Local Court charged with manslaughter and recklessly causing grievous bodily harm.
If you know of anyone suffering from abuse, please contact our Family Law Department 1300 STOLAW or visit our website www.stolaw.com.au