A man has been charged with assault after he allegedly assaulted a woman’s three-month-old daughter while he was caring for the toddler.
A man has recently been charged after he attacked a woman who was breastfeeding her child.
Police were called to a house in Kipps Creek, near Wollongong, after a woman went into labour on Saturday.
The woman said her daughter had just come out of her womb.
She told police the man, who is in his early 20s, attacked her and hit her while he wrestled with the baby.
He also allegedly grabbed the toddler by the throat, the court heard.
During the assault, the woman lost consciousness and was rushed to hospital.
On Monday, the 31-year-old man was charged with two counts of assault occasioning bodily harm.
His bail was set at $10,000 and he will appear in the Wollngong Magistrates Court on July 11.
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