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Benjamin Smith refused bail over alleged child grooming in Australian Institute of Sport showers

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By Blake Foden
Updated June 2 2022 - 1:58pm, first published 5:00am
Police allege child grooming took place in the Australian Institute of Sport aquatic centre's showers. Picture: Jeffrey Chan

A convicted child sex offender is behind bars on new charges after he allegedly spent weeks grooming children in the showers at the Australian Institute of Sport aquatic centre.

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Blake Foden

Canberra Times court reporter

As a journalist, I've covered everything from a royal tour and a terror attack to international sport. After stints in New Zealand, the UK and the Canary Islands, I returned to Australia in 2018. These days, I cover the ACT and Queanbeyan courts.