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Latest news: Child exploitation

Chris Dawson goes on trial for relationship with student

A trial of convicted wife-killer, former teacher and rugby league player Chris Dawson will begin examining alleged sexual activity with one of his students.

Alleged sex predator busted in Queensland police sting

A police sting has unearthed an alleged paedophile who thought he was meeting a young girl for sex, with parents urged to be on high alert for online predators.

Canberra mum’s marathon effort to protect kids

Next month will see four Canberrans take on the challenge of running seven consecutive marathons, across seven states, over just seven days, 27 June-3 July.

Canadian national faces ACT court for historic child sexual assaults

A 40-year-old Canadian man will face court on 4 charges after an ACT Policing investigation into historic child sexual assault offences.

Bonner man charged over child exploitation material

A 39-year-old man from Bonner will face court today after being charged with possession of child exploitation material.  

NSW teacher’s child abuse material ‘abhorrent’, court told

Abhorrent images and video of child abuse, including children held at gunpoint, were used by a teacher for his sexual gratification, a court has been told.

Canberra woman arrested for sexually abusing 2-year-old granddaughter

A 50-year-old woman has been arrested by ACT Policing after she allegedly repeatedly sexually abused her two-year-old granddaughter and posted it to TikTok. 

Sydney deputy principal blames teen sex chats on alcohol

A Sydney deputy principal seeking "sexy play" from teenagers says he was drunk while chatting with an undercover officer he believed to be a 14-year-old girl.

Queensland man jailed for ‘virtual carnal knowledge’

Feeling lonely after a break-up, Michael James Mercer started having "virtual carnal knowledge" with a 15-year-old girl.

‘Disturbing’ sexual predator Marco Gastello faces court in Melbourne

Drinking vodka will help kill the bacteria in your throat, sexual predator Marco Gastello told one of his victims before he drugged and raped her.

Australia facing ‘tsunami’ of child abuse

In his day-to-day work, Constable Tom Clayworth deals with some of humanity's worst - the sickest of predators who prey on society's most vulnerable children.