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The Thin Blue Line – Australian Police

Case studies of child sexual abuse



  • In April last year a 53 year old man was conducting horse riding lessons for very young children. He ingratiated himself with their families and then sexually assaulted the children in their home or at the training sessions. Serious sexual assault offences were committed upon children under the age of ten and resulted in the man being charged with 30 offences. He was sentenced to three years and six months imprisonment.


  • Last year on September 4, a man was sentenced in Newcastle to 10 years jail after his victims reported him to Operation Paradox in 1996. For ten years this man preyed on his stepdaughters. He was found guilty of carnal knowledge and buggery. The court was told he began molesting the girls when they were aged between 6 and 15.

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