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Latest news: Sexual abuse

Sisters hope to put trauma behind them as Malka Leifer jailed

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish principal Malka Leifer has been jailed 15 years for sexually abusing two Melbourne sisters when they were students between 2004 and 2007.

Geelong creator of online child exploitation game charged

A man who police allege created and operated an exploitation game that allowed subscribers to mimic sex offences against children has been charged in a landmark investigation. 

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.

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.

Malka Leifer sexual abuse verdicts bittersweet for sisters

A jury has found former ultra-Orthodox Jewish principal Malka Leifer guilty of 18 sexual abuse charges against two former students at the Adass Israel School.

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.

‘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.

Queanbeyan man in court on forcible confinement charges

A 32-year-old Queanbeyan man faced the ACT Magistrates Court yesterday charged with one count of aiding and abetting the forcible confinement of a Kambah woman in 2011.

27-year-old faces 72 counts of incest, child sex offences in ACT

A 27-year-old alleged child sex offender will face the ACT Magistrates and the ACT Children’s Court today, Wednesday 7 September, charged with 72 counts of incest and related child sex offences.

Protecting children from sexual abuse should be top priority

National violence and abuse counselling service Full Stop Australia calls for tangible action to combat child sexual abuse as Child Protection Week begins.

R Kelly sentenced to 30 years in prison for sexual abuse

R Kelly has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for using his R&B fame to subject young fans to systematic sexual abuse.

NSW police officer faces sex abuse charges

A NSW police officer charged over sex abuse offences allegedly co