William Tyrrell’s adoptive mother has pleaded guilty to two counts of assaulting an 11-year-old girl.
The 58-year-old admitted two charges of common assault at the start of a five-day court hearing into allegations of abuse against the girl over an eight-month period in 2021.
The foster mother has pleaded not guilty to two charges of harassment and intimidation of the youngster.
The girl is due to testify via recorded evidence during the week-long trial at Parramatta Local Court.
Police say the mother threatened to rub her own feces on her face and the foster father allegedly grabbed the girl by the neck after the child told him she ‘hated’ them.
Police say the woman caused the girl “pain and bruising” and also hit the 11-year-old with a wooden spoon.
William’s adoptive father is said to have “grabbed” the girl by the neck and “physically restrained her to sit down” in the kitchen of a suburban home.
The adoptive mother of William Tyrrell (pictured) pleaded guilty to two charges of common assault in Parramatta Local Court on Monday. The charges related to a young child, who is not William
The adoptive couple also allegedly subjected the girl to a 15-minute ‘verbally abusive tirade’ as she begged them to stop.
She then told a teacher she was afraid to return home, police will say.
The child had been taken into custody for 44 minutes in November 2021 and later told the couple, known as SD and JS, that she “hated them”.
On Monday morning before Magistrate Susan McIntyre, the adoptive mother pleaded guilty to common assault and pleaded not guilty to two charges of harassment and intimidation related to incidents that occurred between January and August 2021.
The adoptive father maintained his not guilty plea to one count of common assault and one count of harassment and intimidation.
A large group of detectives from Strike Force Rosann, who are investigating the disappearance of William Tyrrell, have gone to court, including the task force’s commander, Chief Inspector David Laidlaw.
William Tyrrell (above) disappeared aged three in September 2014 in the town of Kendall, on the NSW north coast, and no trace of the small child has ever been found
The adoptive mother, known as SD, and the adoptive father, known as JS, had “attempted to intervene in the problematic behavior of the (alleged) victim”.
William’s foster family reportedly told the young girl that if she defecated on the floor she would reportedly rub her face on it.
Police will claim that when the child cried out in pain, SD then forced him to sit on the ground for an extended period of time before kicking the (alleged) victim, causing him pain and pain. bruises.
“The (alleged) victim allegedly tried to get up several times, but (SD) forced her to sit down.”
A psychological report drawn up after the event claims that the child “begged” SD to stop while the two defendants allegedly subjected her to a 15-minute “tirade of verbal abuse”.
However, lawyers for the defendants filed an objection early in the five-day hearing to at least one psychological expert, Dr Banks.
The alleged victim spoke to her teacher and “expressed her fear of going home”.
The adoptive father appeared in court alongside his wife, charged with alleged assault, harassment or intimidation of a child.
The adoptive mother (above in Kendall after William disappeared) appears in Parramatta Local Court for allegedly molesting and stalking a child.
SD and her husband JS were charged with common assault on the girl in late 2021 as police embarked on a fresh search of bushland near the town of Kendall on the New Wales north coast of South, in search of the remains of William Tyrrell.
Early last year, they were charged with two counts and one count respectively of criminal harassment and intimidation with intent to fear physical abuse of a child.
They also pleaded guilty to charges of using a fictitious bidder to raise the selling price of their former ‘forever home’ for William’s disappearance on Sydney’s North Shore at an auction in 2020.
The charges were downgraded to regulatory offenses under the Estate Agents and Brokers Act and the two men will be convicted and fined this week.
William disappeared aged three in September 2014 in the town of Kendall on the NSW north coast, and no trace of the toddler has ever been found.
No one has ever been charged for her disappearance.
A further search of bushland within 700m of the Kendall house where William was last seen was conducted in late 2021, but no significant items were identified.