A 92-year-old woman has multiple facial fractures after a man broke into her Mt Isa home and attacked her.
A 35-year-old man will appear in court on Tuesday, charged with entering a dwelling with intent and grievous bodily harm.
It's alleged he attacked the woman after breaking into her Townview home just after midday on Sunday.
"Police obviously are sickened by the attack on such an elderly lady from our community," Detective Acting Inspector Aaron Baxter has told ABC radio.
Police say the woman did not know her attacker, who will appear in the Mt Isa Magistrates Court later in the day.