A Queensland mother’s “discipline” of her 14-year-old daughter-forcing her to strip to her bra and leaving her on the side of a road-has been deemed “unacceptable” by a judge.
For what the judge characterised as her deplorable acts in January of last year, the 38-year-old mother admitted to charges of assault with intent to cause bodily harm and child abuse.
As the District Court heard, the woman and the girl were arguing when she was driving their family through the Kingaroy area.
The woman pulled over and ordered her daughter to get out of the car as the confrontation heated up.
After she had done so, she hurried to a neighbouring residence and knocked on the door.
But there was no response, so she fled to the back of the house and hid.
Mum went after her daughter till she was tackled and hauled her back to the car with knee abrasions.
Inflicting damage under her eye, she then slapped the girl repeatedly in the face.
The girl retaliated, striking her mother in the face.
After she resumed driving, the two began bickering once more.
Forcibly stripping her daughter down to just her bra and telling her she didn’t want to see her again, the woman got out of the car this time.
The mum had driven 800 metres before turning around to look for her missing daughter.
She has been stripped of her parental rights and can no longer take care of her children.
In addition to the two-year monitoring sentence, the judge mandated that she obtain psychiatric therapy.