Man accused of assaulting woman in QLD bushland during domestic violence relationship

A man has twice driven a woman to Queensland bushland to bound and brutally assault her during a shocking alleged domestic violence situation lasting weeks.

The Gympie man, 25, also allegedly strangled the woman by putting her in a headlock, punching her repeatedly while he did so.

He also allegedly verbally abused her in public and contravened domestic violence orders by contacting her or appearing at her home.

On one occasion when he allegedly took her the Toolara state forest, a site sprawling almost 400km2, he tied her by the hands and feet before driving off.

He returned to her “a short time later” to free her but made her walk on a dirt track for a “considerable distance”, police allege.

File image of the Toolara State Forest in Queensland. Credit: Getty

He is accused of only allowing to get back into the car when another vehicle approach.

When he allegedly took her to the forest the next time, he put her in a headlock.

“The woman was then made to get out of the car and sit on the dirt before being allowed back in the car, where she was further punched and assaulted,” police said in a statement.

14 charges

Police said the alleged incidents have occurred over the “past few weeks”.

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

He has also been accused of assaulting and obstructing police.

The man has been remanded in custody to appear in Gympie Magistrates Court on Friday.

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