A man has been charged after the alleged assault of a three-year-old girl which left her with critical injuries.
The young girl was submitted to a hospital in Brisbane around 8pm on Thursday evening.
Hospital staff contacted police who attended and began investigations into the incident.
The girl remains at the hospital in a serious but stable condition.
Police charged a 25-year-old man with nine offences including torture, grievous bodily harm and sexual assault.
He is due to appear in Cleveland Magistrates Court on Friday.
If you or someone you know is suffering from sexual or domestic abuse, don't suffer in silence, call 1800 RESPECT any time of day or night.