A teenage girl was beaten and bitten on the nose after being dragged into a car by her hair in an attack organised by her own mother and grandmother.
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The Daily Mail reports the young girl, who was 15 at the time, was hit in the face and upper body by her mother in the back seat of a car as her grandmother drove near Aldinga Beach in south Adelaide in 2014, a South Australian District Court heard on Tuesday, according to ABC.
The girl’s mother and grandmother were found guilty of aggravated causing harm with intent and will be sentenced in July.
Prosecutor Jemma Holt told the court that the mother and grandmother orchestrated the attack with the girl’s former partner, according to ABC.
‘On the prosecution’s case, it was her plan to confront, intimidate and scare her [the girl] to teach her a lesson, that is because she thought [the girl] had taken things from her home and she had got away with it,’ Ms Holt said.
“[The grandmother] was driving the car … it was [the mother] who confronted [the girl] dragged her into the car, on the prosecution’s case by her hair and then subjected her to a sustained physical attack in the vehicle.
“This includes blows to [her] face and upper body.” “[The girl] also suffered injuries to her feet including a broken ankle,” Ms Holt said.
The teenager told the court she grew up in a neglected and violent home because her mother took drugs and that she now suffers from panic attacks.
She told the court “I suffer panic attacks from the memories of what they did to me that night,” she said.
‘I didn’t go out for a long time because I had nearly no hair … I didn’t know how to tell people my mum had cut my hair and bashed me,’ she said.
‘If two women who are meant to love me can do that, then how can I trust anyone?’
“How could you put me through this? How could you attack your little girl?”
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