Category: Sex Offences

Sydney Police Officer Charged with Neglecting his Duty


A leading senior constable based at St George Local Area Command has been charged with four counts of neglecting his duties after failing to act on a complaint against a sexual offender who allegedly went on to sexually assault a seven year old girl at Kogarah Dance Studio last year. The man, 55-year old Anthony ...

Sydney Court Hears Sexual Slavery Allegations


It is alleged that a Thai sex worker was spat on and repeatedly struck by her Sydney clients, then directed to “just put up with it” by the woman she lived with. The complainant was allegedly told she had to engage in a gruelling schedule of sex work in order to pay off a supposed ...

Sydney Man Accused of Procuring Children for Unlawful Sexual Activity


It has been reported that a 46-year old man was arrested and charged with three counts of procuring a child after allegedly approaching several kids at Jarvie Park in Marrickville yesterday and encouraging them to engage in unlawful sexual activity. Police allege the man was also charged with offensive conduct and stalking / intimidating over ...

Another Catholic Priest Charged with Child Sexual Offences


It has been reported that a Catholic priest has been charged with nine offences involving sexual and indecent acts against five children aged between 12 and 15 when he was a band teacher, rugby coach and manager of a dormitory at a Southern Highlands boarding school in the 1980s. Police arrested 77-year old Father Anthony ...

Death by Stoning for Sodomy, Adultery and Rape in Brunei


As of today, a new law comes into force in the Southeast Asian sultanate of Brunei, which prescribes the penalty of death by public stoning for partaking in sexual acts with another person of the same sex. The barbaric new law is part of a suite of Islamic corporal punishments – or Hudud –  first ...

The Law on Filming a Private Act in New South Wales


A 36-year old tourist from Hong Kong is facing Waverley Local Court today over allegations he hid a camera inside a deodorant stick to film his roommate engaging in a private act at a Bondi hostel. Police allege the roommate – a 27-year old French tourist – noticed the device on the sink after she ...

Justice Delayed is Justice Denied: Calls for Speedier Outcomes to Criminal Cases


A Sydney mother is calling for reform after spending four years seeking justice for her daughter, who was repeatedly sexually abused by her stepfather. The ‘hell’ of getting justice The nightmare began in January 2014, when ‘Rachel’ (not her real name) discovered that her husband was drugging her in order to sexually assault her daughter. ...

‘Brazen, Forcible and Breathtakingly Arrogant’: Pell Sent to Prison


Tonight, Cardinal George Pell starts his sentence behind bars. Australia’s highest ranking Catholic Church official has been sentenced to 6 years in prison, with a non-parole period of 3 years and 8 months. Pell was found guilty in December last year of five counts of sexually abusing two choirboys while he was Catholic archbishop of ...

All NSW Crime Categories Are in Decline, Except One


Statistics released by the Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR) suggest that all major categories of crime except one are in decline in New South Wales, and have been falling for the past forty years. The Director of BOCSAR, Don Weatherburn, says overall crime rates have fallen spectacularly since the year 2000, but has ...

The Crime of Possessing Child Pornography Outside Australia


Peter Hansen is a well-educated globetrotter with experience in a range of occupations and callings. Over the years, the 61-year old has been a priest with the Archdiocese of Melbourne, an Asian studies lecturer, a compensation lawyer, a social worker and a NSW Labor Party official. He has a bachelor of theology, a law degree ...