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Neighbours, Cop Shop actor Jeremy Kewley pleads guilty to child sex offences

Adam Cooper An actor with credits on some of Australia's most popular television programs has pleaded guilty to sex offences against children.

'She wasn't herself': Girl told teacher she'd been raped by Majak Daw

Majak Daw appears at the Victorian County Court supported by his family.

Adam Cooper A guest at a party where Majak Daw allegedly raped a girl has told a trial he thought the alleged victim and her friend were "over-reacting" and that he told the accused he believed his...

Woman accusing Daw of rape was teased over parallels with novel

Majak Daw arrives at the County Court.

Adam Cooper Being made fun of by classmates when they studied a novel in 2007 led woman who accuses former AFL player of raping her to report the incident to police, she tells court.

'He hurt me': why woman waited to make rape allegation against Majak Daw

Former North Melbourne player Majak Daw outside  the County Court on Monday.

Adam Cooper The woman who has accused Majak Daw of raping her when she was 15 has told a trial she contacted police years later because "he hurt me".

15-year-old girl tried to fight off Majak Daw before rape, court told

Former North Melbourne player Majak Daw appears at the County Court with his family.

Adam Cooper A woman who accuses Majak Daw of raping her when she was 15 tried to fight him off while she was held down and sexually assaulted, a jury has been told.

Deaf pair accused of murder unfit to stand trial, court told

Georgia Fields leaves the Supreme court after getting bail in June.

Mark Russell, Adam Cooper Psychiatrists have found two of three deaf people accused of murdering a profoundly deaf man, who fell 12 metres from an apartment balcony, unfit to stand trial due to mental impairment.

Baljit 'Bobby' Singh has bail conditions tightened

Baljit 'Bobby' Singh leaves the Melbourne Magistrates' Court after being granted bail in August.

Adam Cooper The man at the centre of a major police probe into allegations that overseas workers are being exploited has had his bail conditions tightened after being accused of speaking to a prosecution...

Reclaim Australia member Phillip Galea jailed for possessing tasers and mercury

Melbourne Magistrates Court

Adam Cooper A member of a far-right group has been jailed for one month after pleading guilty to possessing five tasers and a quantity of mercury in the days before an anti-immigration rally.

Carjacking accused drove car in days before fatal crash, police allege

Adam Cooper Police allege a teenager charged with carjacking had been driving an allegedly stolen car that was later involved in a crash that claimed the life of a mother of two.

'Degrading, bizarre and obscene' offences against young girls see stepfather given long jail term

Adam Cooper and Steve Butcher A man has been jailed for 18 years and six months for subjecting two young sisters to years of appalling sexual and physical abuse, while also repeatedly bashing the girls' mother.

Father pleads guilty to dangerous driving in which daughter was seriously injured

Adam Cooper A man has pleaded guilty to dangerous driving over a road crash in which his young daughter suffered serious injuries when their utility hit a tree in country Victoria.

Mother plans to sue school after son died driving maintenance man's car

Jackson Dunbar's mother says her teenage son had been drinking with his old school's maintenance man before the fatal crash.

Adam Cooper The mother of a teenager who died driving a car belonging to his school's janitor is planning legal action against the school for not acting on allegations the pair were drinking mates.

Frenchman out of custody and set to attend funeral for terror victim

Melbourne Magistrates Court

Adam Cooper A Frenchman who deceived a Melbourne music fan on festival tickets has been released from custody and can now attend the funeral of a friend who died in the Paris terror attacks.

Bikie Shane Bowden jailed over South Yarra home invasion

Shane Scott Bowden.

Adam Cooper High-profile member of the Mongols gang teamed up with former fitness trainer to the stars for a late-night visit demanding repayment of a debt.

Ex-bikie Toby Mitchell won't get jail time for assault on stalker

Toby Mitchell punched the man in the face when the pair met for coffee in South Melbourne.

Adam Cooper 'Exceptional circumstances' mean former Bandido won't be punished for punching a man who had made a series of false reports about him to police.

No jail for police detective who accessed child porn

Adam Cooper A Victorian police detective who accessed child pornography to escape from the stresses of work has been spared jail.

Court told driver Qirui Liang has no memory of crash which killed Amy Chen

Melbourne Magistrates Court heard that driver Quiri Liang suffered irreversible brain injury after his car hit a tree.

Adam Cooper Seventeen-year-old Presbyterian Ladies' College student died and driver, court hears, suffered irreversible brain injury after his car hit a tree.

Evidence in Portland murders not investigated for years, court told

Robert Penny leaving the Supreme Court in April after being granted bail.

Adam Cooper Police investigating the murders of two women in a Portland hairdressing salon took years to follow up on two key pieces ofevidence reported by witnesses, a court has heard.

Geelong rape: Brodie Wild bailed, magistrate says case against him 'sketchy'

Brodie Wild was extradited from Queensland last week. He will be allowed to return home to the Gold Coast while on bail.

Adam Cooper Youngest of four brothers charged over the alleged gang rape of a 14-year-old girl in Geelong has been granted bail.

Bernadette McMenamin won't face court again over old man's post-crash death

Adam Cooper A child safety campaigner who was drug-driving before a road crash in which an 88-year-old man was injured — and died five days later — has been excused from attending future court...