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20 men jailed for sex abuse of teenagers in England

20 men jailed for sex abuse of teenagers in England

Twenty men have been jailed for raping and abusing more than a dozen teenage girls in the city of Huddersfield in northern England.

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Ombudsman reveals failings in ACT's response to reportable conduct
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Ombudsman reveals failings in ACT's response to reportable conduct

A teacher accused of inappropriate behaviour towards a student sparked the first investigation by the ombudsman into the territory's reportable conduct scheme.

  • by Sherryn Groch
'No place to hide', police warn Queensland's online predators
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'No place to hide', police warn Queensland's online predators

Internet paedophiles who exchange child pornography now monitored in real time.

  • by Alison Brown
Indian student jailed after child porn found on phone at Perth Airport
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Indian student jailed after child porn found on phone at Perth Airport

An Indian student will spend the next four months in jail after being stopped at Perth Airport with several videos of child pornography on his phone.

  • by staff writers
Foreign visitors bringing child exploitation material a concern: Border Force
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Foreign visitors bringing child exploitation material a concern: Border Force

He was stopped for a baggage check after he arrived from Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday, with Australian Border Force officers allegedly finding nine videos and six photographs showing children engaging in sexual activity.

Scouts Australia apologises 'unreservedly' for child sexual abuse
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Scouts Australia apologises 'unreservedly' for child sexual abuse

The leader of Scouts Australia has apologised for the abuse, and for not listening to the victims who came forward.

  • by Erin Pearson
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Brisbane Grammar child sex abuse victim seeks $800k in damages
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Brisbane Grammar child sex abuse victim seeks $800k in damages

A landmark Queensland Supreme Court case could pave the way for other victims of child sexual abuse.

  • by Alison Brown
Youth justice staff fail to act as children self-harm: state watchdog
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Youth justice staff fail to act as children self-harm: state watchdog

At least seven times guards didn't act while children in a Victorian youth justice facility tried to self-harm, the state watchdog for children has revealed.

  • by Miki Perkins
Law to address one of the 'great dark sins of our time'
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Law to address one of the 'great dark sins of our time'

Queensland survivors of institutional child abuse will be able to access compensation and counselling.

  • by Felicity Caldwell
Queensland strengthens child sex offender laws
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Queensland strengthens child sex offender laws

Serious child sex offenders will be monitored for the rest of their lives under a strict new regime to be introduced by the Queensland government.

  • by Stuart Layt
Political spat over whereabouts of 58 Pilbara child sex crime accused
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Political spat over whereabouts of 58 Pilbara child sex crime accused

The state government has asked for more time to answer questions on the whereabouts of 58 people accused of hundreds of child sex crimes, many in the Pilbara town of Roebourne.

  • by Nathan Hondros