Jury trial into beating, torture

A jury will be assembled in 2015 to hear evidence against a man accused of beating and torturing his girlfriend and her two children.

A jury will be assembled in 2015 to hear evidence against a man accused of beating and torturing his girlfriend and her two children.

The 25-year-old man was arrested on June 16, 2012, by Red Deer City RCMP called to a home in the Glendale subdivision, where neighbours reported seeing a man outside the house, kicking a little child.

Police allege that the six-year-old boy, found smeared in feces, was admitted to hospital with multiple injuries, including burns on his arm and damage to the corneas of both eyes.

The man’s name is withheld to protect the identities of the youngsters, who may be called as witnesses in his trial.

He is facing multiple counts of assault and aggravated assault after his former girlfriend came forward earlier this year with evidence she had previously withheld.

His trial has been set for two weeks, starting on Jan. 12, 2015.