Man, 22, charged with torturing seven-week-old baby in Qld

A 22-year-old man has been charged over the horrific assault and torture of a seven-week-old baby in Central Queensland.

The baby boy was admitted to hospital in May with a number of injuries, including multiple fractures.

The baby survived the horrific injuries and has since been released from hospital.


An investigation was launched and detectives from the Gladstone Child Protection this week arrested and charged a 22-year-old man.

He has been charged with six counts of assault occasioning bodily harm and one count each of torture and failing to provide the necessities.

It remains unclear whether the man is related to the child.

The 22-year-old man will face court on 30 July.