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

Chef Sexually Assaults 16-year-old Girl Avoids Jail

  34-year-old Melbourne Chef Graeme Walter has sexually penetrated a 16-year-old girl before giving her his clothes to wash away in order to keep the incident discreet from his wife. In June 2019, Graeme at the time was working as a chef at the Mornington Peninsula restaurant when on one night after having some drinks ...continue reading

NSW Police Officer Charged with Aggravated Sexual Intercourse with a Child

  Concerns have been raised following the recent charge of a 29-year-old police officer last Tuesday. It is alleged that the male senior constable had sexual intercourse with a teenage girl aged less than 16, more than 14. The officer who was arrested last Tuesday has been suspended without pay, and is now facing charges ...continue reading

Deputy Principal at Kellyville High School Charged with Child Grooming Offences in Sydney’s North-West

Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   A deputy principal at Kellyville High School in north-western Sydney has been charged with child sex offences after he allegedly attempted to entice who he thought was a 14-year-old girl for sex. Earlier this month, NSW Police detectives from Strike Force Trawler began engaging online with high school teacher ...continue reading

Is it illegal to record a conversation without consent in Australia?

Is it illegal to record a conversation without consent in NSW? The Surveillance Devices Act 2007 (NSW) governs the rules around when you can and can’t install, use or record someone with a listening device in NSW. This means that it outlines the law on when you can and can’t secretly record a person’s conversation. ...continue reading

The NSW Police’s Suspect Targeting Management Plan (STMP) to Effectively Reduce Crime

Poppy Morandin.   A report by the Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research has defended the controversial proactive policing initiatives by the NSW Police within the Suspect Target Management Plan (STMP) by contending it effectively reduces crime. The STMP was designed to identify, assess, and target individuals who are suspected of being repeat offenders. The ...continue reading

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