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Teacher charged over alleged sexual assault of 14yo boy at Western Sydney school

Key points: The investigation began earlier this week after the boy contacted police The teacher worked at a high school in Western Sydney Police are urging parents to have "difficult conversations" with their children A teacher will remain behind bars after being charged with 10 offences relating to the alleged repeated sexual assault of a boy on school grounds in Western Sydney. Monica Young, 23-year, was arrested at Greenacre early Friday morning as detectives from the Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad raided her home for evidence. Police seized her car and several electronic items from the property including a mobile phone and computer. Investigators are analysing the woman's social media accounts. In Parramatta Local Court today, Ms Young's lawyer...

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Throwing a sandwich ends in death for Black teen restrained until he lost consciousness

Security surveillance video released Tuesday showed a 16-year-old boy who threw a sandwich at another teen being restrained until he lost consciousness at a Michigan youth facility. That child, Cornelius Fredericks, died May 1, two days after the incident at Lakeside Academy, a facility that houses children in foster care or the juvenile justice system, according to NBC News. Fredericks, a ward of the state, wasn’t involved in the juvenile justice system and was only at the facility because his mother died and his father was deemed unable to take care of him, the news network reported. At least three of the staff members shown piling on top of Fredericks were more than 6 feet tall and weighed at least 215 pounds, according to a state special investigation...

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Child protection reforms won’t deliver for Aboriginal kids: advocates

Aboriginal groups say the NSW government’s child protection reforms don’t do enough to tackle the over-representation of Indigenous children and youths in state care, labelling the plans as unremarkable and leaving them feeling disrespected. The government will appoint an Aboriginal children’s guardian, an expert advisory body and an internal taskforce in response to a damning review which last year made 125 recommendations to reform a child protection system that had “failed Aboriginal families and children”. Members of grassroots campaign group Grandmothers Against Removals NSW, who have rallied for the rights of Aboriginal children, say they were excluded from the government response.CREDIT:JAMES BRICKWOOD Aboriginal children make up almost 40 per cent of all young people in out-of-home care in NSW. The...

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Police charge man over sexual abuse of two children in state’s Central West

A man will appear in court today charged over the alleged sexual abuse of two children in the state’s Central West. In January this year, detectives from the State Crime Command’s Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad commenced an investigation following reports two children had been sexually abused by a man who was known to them in the state’s Central West. Following extensive inquiries, investigators arrested a 30-year-old man at Coonamble Police Station just before 9am on Thursday 2 July 2020. The man was charged with four counts of sexual intercourse with person under the age of 10 years, four counts of commit act of indecency with victim under 10 years and indecent assault person under 16 years of age....

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Girl, 14, charged with murder after 10-year-old cousin found dead in NSW town of Gunnedah

WARNING: Distressing content A 14-year-old girl has been charged with murder after her 10-year-old cousin’s body was found in northwest NSW. The 14-year-old’s mother returned to her NSW farmhouse in the town of Gunnedah early yesterday morning, where she allegedly found her niece’s body — the 10-year-old — with serious injuries. Her own daughter was missing. A frantic search by police found the woman’s 14-year-old daughter at a neighbouring property about 8.30am. The teenager will face a children’s court today after she was refused bail. In Aust­ralia, the age of criminal responsibility — the age below which a child is deemed incapable of having committed a crime — is set at 10. Police at the crime scene in Gunnedah. Picture:...

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