A man is expected to front court today after allegedly performing a horror act against an infant.
A man has been charged after allegedly pouring petrol over an infant south of Sydney.
Police were called to a home in Mount Saint Thomas, in the Wollongong area, shortly after 8pm on Tuesday, following reports of a domestic assault.
Officers have been told a 48-year-old woman was at home with a one-year-old girl, when she was verbally abused by a 41-year-old man who was known to her.
It’s alleged the woman took the child into a different room and barricaded the door with a pram, before the man forced the door open and poured petrol on the child.
The man then allegedly followed the woman as she washed the child’s face, before hitting the woman over the back of the head with a glass.
The woman and child left the premises and contacted police.
Wollongong Police District officers attended and began investigating.
The child was treated by paramedics and did not need hospital treatment.
The man was arrested at the home and taken to Wollongong Police Station.
He has been charged with three counts of assault, destroy or damage property and stalking or intimidation with intent to cause fear of physical harm.
He was refused bail to appear in Wollongong Local Court on Wednesday.
Originally published as Man charged after allegedly pouring fuel on infant