Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Banned from Gympie Exile for Alleged Assault; Accused Woman Released on Strict Bail Conditions

Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Banned from Gympie Exile for Alleged Assault; Accused Woman Released on Strict Bail Conditions

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Byline: Rae Wilson

A GYMPIE woman accused of threatening a child witness is not allowed to return to the region without prior permission, unless she is attending court.

The 50-year-old woman was granted bail in Brisbane Supreme Court to live at Harrisville, south of Ipswich, and then to a town near Dalby in the Darling Downs.

She must stay at least 500m from the schools and homes of two child witnesses in cases before the court involving her and her husband.

If she wants to collect her furniture in a storage shed in Gympie, she will need to seek permission from authorities to re-enter the town.

Justice David Jackson said the woman was charged with indecently treating a 12-year-old boy, noting the "alleged sexual contact" also involved her husband.

He said the woman was also charged with breaching bail, common assault and intimidating or retaliating against a witness.

"The latter three charges relate to an episode where the (accused woman) elbowed a child witness in relation to a proceeding brought against her husband," he said on Wednesday. …

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