Men went to rob prostitute due to poor services: police
TWO cousins charged with assaulting a prostitute in Toowoomba have been committed to stand trial.
Legal representatives for Brayden Joshua Brinkworth and Jayden Alec Brinkworth conceded there were prima facie cases against their clients and consented to the pair being committed to trial.
Brayden Brinkworth, 21, appeared by video link to the prison for the brief full hand-up committal hearing in Toowoomba Magistrates Court yesterday while Jayden Brinkworth, 22, who is on bail, stood beside his solicitor David Burns at the bar table.
Police claim the pair had intended to rob a prostitute at a South Toowoomba unit on October 24, last year, allegedly in response to what one of the duo had considered less than value for money services received from another sex worker days earlier.
It is alleged the two men entered the unit and that the woman was grabbed by the throat and forced to the floor during the incident.
Police claim she then screamed, prompting a client of hers at the unit to call out and the pair ran off.
Neither accused has been required to enter any pleas to charges of entering a dwelling with intent and using actual violence in company, and assault occasioning bodily harm.
Magistrate Bruce Schemioneck committed both men to stand trial in Toowoomba District Court at a date to be set.
Brayden Brinkworth was remanded in custody while Jayden Brinkworth was remanded on bail with strict conditions.