Young father remanded in custody over the alleged poisoning of his two-month-old daughter.

The infant was taken to the Gold Coast University Hospital on Sunday evening, where she remains in a stable condition, reports ABC news.

Her 22-year-old father appeared in Southport Magistrates Court this morning, charged with administering poison with intent to harm and possession of a controlled substance.

Detective Inspector Tony Aubort said the substance was the strong painkiller, oxycontin.

“We will allege that he had put the child down, was looking for an afternoon sleep and some time for himself to do a hobby project he had,” Detective Inspector Aubort said.

“The child became unsettled and as a result of that, he made a decision to try to resettle the child with this drug.

“Any person who would make a decision like this is clearly grossly negligent,” he added.

“This is a restricted and controlled drug, for a reason … it is just not in the ball park to even be considered to be given to a child.”

Last month we reported that a Gold Coast father who poisoned his own daughter with a drug OxyContin, also known as ‘hillbilly heroin’, avoided more jail time. The judge labelled the father’s actions a ‘nutty experiment’ but granted him parole. Read here.

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  • How dispicable! To risk your child’s life for some time to himself. He doesn’t deserve to be a dad


  • Another parent harming a child for their own convenience or pleasure. I hope the infant makes a fast recovery and suffers no side affects. He doesn’t deserve to be a father


  • Ugh, another disgusting act by a parent that should not be responsible for a child. This is becoming a daily occurrence and a regular part of our viewing/reading/news.


  • Far out that the judge just labelled the father’s actions a ‘nutty experiment’…I have some other words for that !! and granted him parole


  • I feel sick and upset, he shouldn’t be a ‘father’. Take the poor innocent child off him.


  • This makes me sick, how selfish can a person be that they need to drug a child to get some adult time alone for a stupid hobby.
    Sterilize the guy and lock him up!!


  • FAR OUT THESE POSTS UPSET ME- I was only blessed with one child, would have loved a few and these assholes punch them out! OK a bit aggressive, but so passionate on this cause


  • Given parole? what kind of justice is that? They have the evidence that he harmed his baby. The Father had to have known you couldn’t give a strong drug like that to anybody else, especially not a child of any age.
    What guarantee is there he won’t do it again. not necessarily his own child.


  • Oh god protect her that’s sad


  • Poor little girl! It was a very strong painkiller!
    I would take away custody from the father at once!!


  • so.many of these stories lately, such a sad world we live in now


  • Any parent would know how harmful this would be to a baby.


  • This is so shocking. How can anyone do this?


  • That is so wrong an not a way to settle a baby that is beyond forgivable who does that


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