Qld man charged with DV forest assaults

Queensland Police have charged a 25-year-old Gympie man with 14 domestic violence offences.
Queensland Police have charged a 25-year-old Gympie man with 14 domestic violence offences.

A Queensland man has been accused of a string of domestic violence offences, including tying up a woman and assaulting her in a forest.

The man has been charged with 14 domestic violence offences in southeast Queensland including strangulation, deprivation of liberty and assault occasioning bodily harm.

Police allege that on one occasion, the man from Gympie drove a woman to the Toolara Forest where her hands were zip tied and her feet bound with string.

The 25-year-old man then drove off before returning a short time later and cutting the woman free. He allegedly then made her walk on a dirt track for some time, letting her re-enter the vehicle when another car approached.

On a separate occasion at a Gympie home, the woman was allegedly punched in the face before being grabbed around the neck and choked in a headlock.

Police allege that on another occasion the man drove the woman back to the forest, placed her in a headlock as she sat in the car and choked her.

The woman was then allegedly made to get out of the car and sit on the dirt before being allowed back in, where she was further punched and assaulted.

Police have accused the man of contravening domestic violence orders by contacting the woman, visiting her address, verbally abusing her in public and physically assaulting her.

The man was arrested on Thursday and charged with six counts of contravening a domestic violence order, three counts of assault occasioning bodily harm, two counts of strangulation or choking and one count each of deprivation of liberty, stealing, assaulting police and obstructing police.

He has been denied police bail to appear in the Gympie Magistrates Court on Friday.

Australian Associated Press