Carer charged over alleged serious assault of 18-month-old girl

A 28-year-old man has been charged over the alleged serious assault of an 18-month-old girl in his care.

The man was taken into custody in Sydney’s south-west about 4pm yesterday following an ongoing investigation.

“Detectives from the State Crime Command’s Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad commenced investigations following reports an 18-month-old girl was assaulted by her carer,” NSW Police said in a statement.


“Police will allege in court the man seriously assaulted the child while she was in his care.”

Authorities say the child is currently in a stable condition and undergoing medical testing at hospital.

The man has since been charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm, neglect child in care, and three counts of intimidation.

He was refused bail to appear at Liverpool Local Court later today.