Sexual Touch Penalties (Child Aged 10-16) in NSW

Sahar Adatia.   A hairdresser from Sydney’s north-west suburb of Hornsby has been charged over the alleged sexual touching of two teenage girls believed to have come forward over the alleged sexual acts. According to NSW Police, the incidents date back to May 2021 when officers from Ku-ring-gai Police Area Command were alerted to reports ...continue reading

Child Sex Offences, Penalties and Defences in NSW

Sahar Adatia.   A school teacher in the United States has been arrested on suspicion of having sex with a 14-year-old student in her car after naked photographs and explicit text messages were uncovered. Brittany Lopez-Murray, 31, who teaches drama at a Hialeah Middle Community School in Hialeah, Florida, was arrested on Saturday 2 October ...continue reading

Sex Act Offences if Child is Between 10 and 16 Years of Age

Sahar Adatia.   An investigation has been launched to track down a middle-aged man who allegedly performed a “sex act” while prowling outside a childcare centre in Balmain in Sydney’s inner west. The disturbing incident is reported to have taken place just before 1:15pm on Tuesday 17 August 2021 at the childcare centre on Thames ...continue reading

Production, Dissemination or Possession of Child Abuse Material in NSW

Poppy Morandin.   A Catholic priest in Sydney’s inner west and a police officer have been charged after an investigation into alleged possession and distribution of child abuse material. The charges follow an investigation by the Professional Standards Command in May, following reports that child abuse material was being stored and distributed on an electronic ...continue reading

Aggravated Sexual Intercourse with Child Aged 14, But Under 16 in NSW

Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   A Sydney high school teacher has admitted in court to having sex with an underage student, pleading guilty to three counts of aggravated sexual intercourse with a 14-year-old. Monica Elizabeth Young was due to stand trial in September 2021 over allegations she repeatedly sexually assaulted a male student over ...continue reading

Legal Consequences of Possessing Child Abuse Material

Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   A former relief teacher from South Australia who was caught with over 40 images and videos of child exploitation/abuse material will never teach children again, a court has been told. Dylan McCrossin, 39, appeared before Adelaide’s District Court on Wednesday 24 February 2021 for a pre-sentencing hearing after pleading ...continue reading

Eight-Year-Old Girl Allegedly Sexually Touched by 64-Year-Old Man in Casula

It is reported that a 64-year-old man from Sydney’s southwest has allegedly sexually touched an 8-year-old girl as she played in the driveway of a unit building in January this year. The police detectives commenced investigations after receiving reports in January, that a man had allegedly indecently assaulted a child known to him outside the ...continue reading

Guide on the Law on Producing & Possessing Child Abuse Material

  It is reported that a 43-year-old man from Illawarra has allegedly produced and possessed over 100,000 videos and images of child abuse material, also known as child pornography. Detectives attached to the Lake Illawarra Police commenced investigations in June of last year into claims that the man was producing child pornography. His electronic devices ...continue reading

Law on Victims Compensation for Victims of Federal Offences in Australia

Poppy Morandin and Jimmy Singh.   A Cambodian woman who was kidnapped as a child and forced into sex slavery has launched an Australian first challenge by requesting that a South Australian court should order financial compensation whilst sentencing her abuser. The unprecedented request has national significance due to how, if successful, the challenge may ...continue reading

NSW Police Sergeant Charged for Allegedly Accessing Child Abuse Material Online

  It is reported that a NSW police officer has allegedly accessed child abuse material on the internet. The 48-year-old sergeant is part of a specialist command and was stopped and approached by police at about lunchtime last Friday afternoon. Following the officer’s arrest, he was taken to the Fairfield police station where he was ...continue reading

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