Severe child abuse allegations in RM of Westbourne


Police are currently investigating severe child abuse allegations in the RM of Westbourne area.

The incidents are reported to have occurred in the Amish community near Gladstone.

Two men have been arrested for the assault of at least seven children, using items such as cattle prods, boards and a whip.

They are both facing a number of charges for assault and assault with a weapon.

Both men have been released on bail -- however the two men cannot be within 10 kilometres of the RM of Westbourne, have contact with children or possess weapons.

The investigation is ongoing.