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Childcare Worker's Son 'Abused Kids'

A CHILDCARE worker's son sexually abused 11 young children hundreds of times, molesting up to two or three children a day while his mother was supposed to be caring for them in her home, a court has been told.
Melbourne's Whitehorse Council took three years to suspend the contract childcare worker after first receiving complaints about her son.
A 20-year-old man, who cannot be named, today reserved his plea on 19 child sex offences allegedly committed on children aged between three and 10 during an eight year period.
The alleged offences occurred in his mother's three rental properties from July 1996 until August 2004.
Police interviewed 67 families during their investigation and say the accused bribed children with Pokemon cards, gifts and offered one boy $2 for sex, according to the brief of evidence tendered to Melbourne Magistrates Court today.
Around October 1999, the accused played hide and seek with an eight-year-old boy, lured him into the bathroom and had anal sex with him.
The same thing happened several times to the boy's younger brother, aged around six or seven, before his family moved away.
"He just says it happened every second day for almost the entire time he was in care, which is a long time," Detective Senior Constable Dave Bruce said in an interview with the accused.
"You were doing it ... to two or three kids every day."
Around December 2002, the accused - then aged 17 - asked a five-year-old girl to copy the oral sex he was watching on the pay TV pornography channel, which was on in his mother's loungeroom.
"I just watched it for a little bit and she was just walking around," he told police.
"I don't know, (I) just said `how's about you do that?"'
Now aged 20, the accused told police he started drinking aged eight, was teased at school and was not an abuse victim himself.
He was a coach in a cricket program for children aged between five and 10 and said he had tried to join the police force.
The accused said he had no reason for abusing his victims.
"I wish I had a reason, but I just don't have a reason," he told police.
"Just `cos I was frustrated at school, drinking, you know, drugs and (it) all piled up into one - one stupid thing.
"I'm sorry for what I've put them through. I'm sorry about everything I've done.
"If I could take it, everything, all back, I would do it in a second."
The accused told police his mother was unaware what he was doing to the children.
The council received a complaint of a sexual nature against the son of the contracted childcare worker, about July 2001, according to the brief of evidence.
The woman complainant, who had two boys and a girl in care, told police the council promised to follow up her complaint but the family, who moved to regional Victoria six months later, heard nothing more.
There was another complaint from a different family about nine months later, but the council did not suspend the carer until August 17, 2004.
The carer's son was aged between 11 and 19 when he allegedly abused six boys and five girls - including three siblings - all aged under 10 and most aged under eight.
The accused reserved his plea to 19 child sex charges, including sexual penetration with a child aged under 16 and committing an indecent act with a child aged under 16.
He indicated via his lawyer that he intended to plead guilty to the offences that occurred after he turned 15-years-old.
Magistrate John Hardy ordered him to stand trial in the County Court on February 8.

AAP (11-1-2006)
Melissa Jenkins


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Furore On Child Care Sex Arrest

Police have arrested a youth alleged to have sexually abused children at an eastern suburbs family day-care home, prompting the Federal Government to accuse the State Government of negligence.
The 19-year-old son of a woman providing care from the family home in the City of Whitehorse was arrested on Wednesday over alleged offences dating back several years.
He is expected to be charged with several offences, including the sexual penetration and sexual assault of a child. Police have interviewed and released him as charges are prepared with the Director of Public Prosecutions.
The case has infuriated the Federal Government and turned the heat on the Bracks Government because Victoria is the only state that does not have specific legislation covering family day-care.
Victoria Police Sergeant Creina O'Grady confirmed to The Sunday Age that the Nunawading criminal investigation unit was investigating a number of sexual assault allegations.
A detective from the unit said police became aware of the alleged offences last August after a parent complained.
"The investigation that was conducted ended on Wednesday. Police spoke to a large number of families, which involved a large number of children going back a number of years," the detective said. "One adult male was arrested and interviewed on Wednesday in relation to these offences and has been released pending the charges being authorised by the Director of Public Prosecutions."
The detective said that the DPP, Paul Coghlan, QC, would have to authorise a particular charge. "There is one particular charge involving a number of victims which has to be authorised by the director himself," the detective said. "If he authorises it, the charge will be laid . . . as well as all the other charges of sexual penetration and indecent assault."
The Whitehorse Council has suspended the mother of the alleged offender, but she is not expected to be charged. Family day-care no longer operates from the home.
The Federal Family and Community Services Minister, Kay Patterson, said the case was particularly distressing because the State Government could have acted earlier on its legislation.
In September last year, a report by Premier Steve Bracks' children's advisory committee recommended the immediate development of regulations covering care outside school hours and family day-care.
"The committee is concerned that outside school hours care and family day-care in Victoria are not subject to formal regulation," the report noted.
The Whitehorse Council has confirmed that it is co-operating with the police investigation.
In a written statement, council chief executive Noelene Duff said police notified the council last year about the allegations.
"Council responded immediately and suspended the carer until the outcome of the police investigation is known," Ms Duff said.
"Council also contacted the families of all children who were receiving care with the carer at the time."
She said the Whitehorse family day-care program was accredited with the National Childcare Accreditation Council and had the highest rating.
"We undertake a strict assessment, screening and recruitment process for all our carers," she said.
"In addition to this, we provide ongoing monitoring and support for carers and families."
Ms Duff said police conducted checks on all household members over 17 and also carried out checks on family members as they turned 17.
But Ms Patterson said it was unacceptable that Victoria was the only state that had not passed legislation regulating family day-care.
She said regulation was the first step in avoiding incidents of abuse.
"It is totally unacceptable that it has not been done and it should be a matter of urgency," she said.
"The type of things states regulate for are police checks, health and safety, child ratios and staff qualifications.
"This is the sort of stuff that is not regulated."
A spokeswoman for Victoria's Children and Community Services Minister, Sherryl Garbutt, said the Federal Government was responsible for the accreditation and funding of family day-care providers.
"Local councils are responsible for monitoring providers and it is important to recognise that these two levels of government have a big role to play in family day-care," she said.
She said the Whitehorse Council had strict regulations in place, including police checks, for all family day-care providers.
She said the Government was working towards state-based regulation of family day-care.

The Age (29-5-2005)
Jason Dowling

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