A Queensland man has been charged with torture after a violent attack on a child left her in hospital with serious injuries.
The three-year-old girl was brought to hospital in Brisbane at approximately 8pm on Thursday evening.
Due to the girl's injuries, staff contacted police and a formal investigation was launched.
As a result of the investigations the man charged was with nine offences including torture, grievous bodily harm and sexual assault.
"She is a cute little muffin that didn't deserve this," a neighbour told the Courier Mail.
"The mother obviously cares for the little girl. She looked well cared for, well looked after, beautiful manners. A darling little girl."
The girl is still in hospital in a serious but stable condition.