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AUSTRALIAN COACH PAUL FROST NOW FACING MORE THAN 100 CHILD SEX ABUSE CHARGES

The list of charges against Australian swim coach and former MasterChef contestant Paul Frost continue to grow. The son of Australian coaching legend Doug Frost now faces more than 100 charges, according to News.com.au. The 43-year-old Paul Frost was arrested in New South Wales back in September. Police had received reports over the summer that two boys had been sexually assaulted between 1997 and 2003. The boys, under the age of 16 at the time, were members of a swim squad under Paul Frost, a local official said. Since then, the allegations have exploded in number. Within about a week, prosecutors had nine new alleged victims and 47 more charges against Paul Frost. The charges ranged from grooming to indecent assault to aggravated sexual assault. Prosecutors alleged that Paul...

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Christian Brothers trial hears child migrant was bashed and raped after reporting sexual abuse

A child migrant sexually abused by Catholic brothers in Perth has testified he was raped by his school principal after reporting the abuse. Key points: The man claims he was abused by three Christian Brothers and then reported it to the school principal, who bashed and raped him The principal, Brother Patrick O'Doherty, has since died The case is the first of its kind to go to trial since WA removed a statute of limitations on child sexual abuse WARNING: This story contains material that some readers may find upsetting The man, who cannot be identified, was a student at the Christian Brothers Castledare and Clontarf orphanages in the 1950s and 1960s. He has given evidence in a trial being...

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'I don't know how they live with themselves': ACT's Indigenous child protection record slammed

A steering committee tasked with investigating concerns about the number of Aboriginal children in care in the ACT says immediate and urgent action is needed. The committee's Our Booris, Our Way Review, released on Tuesday, said foster carers and parents felt there was a significant power imbalance between families and Child and Youth Protection Services. The review looked at the circumstances of 307 children known to the Community Services Directorate as at December 31, 2017. It made 28 recommendations that addressed both systemic and practice issues of children in protection. The latest figures from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare show the Territory has one of the nation's highest rates of Indigenous children in state care. One mother quoted...

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Australian Politician Names ‘Morally Bankrupt’ Tech Bosses, Alleging They Tolerate Sexual Abuse of Children

Australia’s Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton has sensationally named the “morally bankrupt” social media bosses he believes are tolerating the sexual abuse of children. The home affairs minister called out the chief executives of Facebook and Apple during a keynote address to a global summit on tackling child exploitation. “Mark Zuckerberg, Tim Cook, and other tech CEOs have made billions of dollars, but these CEOs are morally bankrupt on the issue of encryption and protecting children,” Dutton said in Ethiopia. “These companies have the ability to shift the dial, but instead behave like the tobacco companies of the 1960s. They know with certainty their actions are causing harm and they pretend it isn’t happening.” Dutton accused the tech titans of double standards. “Mark Zuckerberg,...

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QLD mum charged with murder of girls to remain behind bars for Xmas

Kerri-Ann Conley will remain behind bars for Christmas. The 27-year-old Queensland mum, who has been accused of murdering her two young daughters by leaving them in a hot car, did not appear as her two counts of murder were adjourned in Beenleigh Magistrates Court on Wednesday for mention on March 11. Darcey-Helen, 2, and Chloe-Ann, 1, died inside a black station wagon parked across the front yard of their family home in Logan, south of Brisbane, on November 23. Paramedics arrived but were unable to revive the young siblings. The girls were declared dead at the scene and police say they showed signs of being exposed to extreme heat. Conley is the first person to be charged under the state’s expanded definition...

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