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Girl, 11, kills herself after man accused of raping her was set free on bail - as her distraught family say the system 'let her down'

Year six student takes her own life weeks after her sex abuser was granted bail The tragedy has sent shock waves through Western Australia's legal system  The girl's distraught mother said the police and the courts 'let her baby down' The case reignites concerns over lack of support for Aboriginal victims of crime An 11-year-old girl has taken her own life just weeks after the man accused of brutally raping her was freed on bail.    The Year 6 student was airlifted to Perth Children's Hospital from a rural community on Monday and died from her self-inflicted injuries the following day.   Her alleged abuser was arrested in September and charged with sexual penetration of a child under 13 and indecent dealings with a...

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Police charge man with 70 offences over sexual abuse of woman and six children

Detectives have charged a man with 70 offences following an investigation into the alleged sexual and physical abuse of a woman and six children on the state’s Mid North Coast. In June this year, detectives from the Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad commenced an investigation following reports a 45-year-old woman and six children had been sexually or physically abused by a man known to them between 2015 and 2018. Following extensive inquiries, investigators arrested a 61-year-old man at a home near Taree about 11.40am on Wednesday 2 September 2020. The man was taken to Taree Police Station and charged with 70 offences including; groom child under 14 years for unlawful sexual activity, stalk/intimidate intend fear physical harm, assault occasioning...

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Baby raped by boy, 14, in foster care after being placed in home with ‘sexually aggressive’ teen

WARNING: Distressing. A baby was raped by a teenager in a foster home where the boy was known to be sexually aggressive, a lawsuit has alleged.  A three-week-old baby girl was raped by a teenage boy at a foster care home where the responsible adults knew he had previously sexually assaulted young children, a lawsuit alleges. Video cameras at the foster home in Florida’s Ocala area, set up by foster parents “the Kleins” recorded the 14-year-old boy abusing the infant for more than 20 minutes, USA Today reported on Thursday. The teenager sexually penetrated the infant girl in the March 2019 incident and medics confirmed she was sexually abused, an investigation by the Florida Department of Children and Families found. “This tragedy...

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Windang man charged with downloading child abuse material after US tip-off

A 50-year-old Windang man accused of using social media to send and receive hundreds of videos and images of children being sexually abused will face Wollongong court on Thursday following a tip-off from United States authorities. The Australian Federal Police arrested the man after raiding his home in Windang on Wednesday and seizing two mobile phones for further digital forensic analysis.The federal investigation began after a tip from the US-based National Centre for Missing and Exploited Children that an internet user believed to be based in Australia had accessed child abuse material using a Google account.Detectives identified a New Zealand national living in Wollongong as the person suspected of using Facebook, Telegram, Wikr and Whatsapp to download and transmit child...

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Share Strike Force Trawler detectives lay charges over online grooming

Strike Force Trawler detectives have laid charges following an investigation into alleged online grooming in Sydney’s west. In July this year, detectives from the Child Abuse and Sex Crime Squad’s Child Exploitation Internet Unit (CEIU) began engaging online with a woman from Sydney’s west. Police will allege in court that the person believed they were speaking with a 14-year-old girl and engaged in conversations about sexually-explicit acts they wished to perform on the child. Following extensive investigations, strike force detectives arrested a 47-year-old woman at a home at Greystanes on Friday 14 August 2020. Officers executed a search warrant at the home and seized electronic devices. The woman was taken to Granville Police Station and charged with use carriage service...

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