SYDNEY, NSW, Australia - A 25-year old man appeared in Parramatta Local Court on Wednesday charged with assaulting a four-weekold baby.
The baby is in critical but stable condition at The Children's Hospital at Westmead, where she is being treated for serious brain, neck and rib injuries.
The drama began last Thursday when the baby was brought to the Liverpool Hospital suffering seizures.
Police were notified because of the nature and extent of the baby girl's injuries.
Following an investigation, Detectives from the State Crime Commands Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad on Tuesday arrested the man allegedly responsible for the assault of the baby at a home in Sydney' south-west.
He was refused bail and was orderedto appear at Parramatta Local Court on Wednesday.
The Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad is comprised of detectives who are specially trained to investigate matters against children and adults, including sexual assault, serious physical abuse, and extreme cases of neglect.Anyone with concerns about suspected child abuse or exploitation should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page.
Information provided will be treated in the strictest of confidence. People should not report crime information viaFacebook and Twitter pages.