African couple accused of tying, beating teenage daughter,21598,23988381-2761,00.html

July 08, 2008

A PERTH man and his wife appeared in court today accused of tying up their 13-year-old daughter with electrical cable and beating her repeatedly with a stick.

Sebastian Mwana, 55, and his wife Clemensia Ngendakumana, 50, appeared in Perth Magistrates Court this morning charged with deprivation of liberty and unlawful assault causing bodily harm....

The couple, who are from Africa and cannot speak English, used an interpreter during the brief court appearance.