- Aurukun rape of 10-year old -

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  • Child safety failed rape girl
    QUEENSLAND'S Child Safety Department knew that a 10-year-old girl had been gang-raped but did not report it to police, despite the girl also contracting a sexually transmitted disease from the encounter. The child -- who had been living in a Cairns... read more
  • No jail - Judge says victim `probably agreed'
    NINE males who pleaded guilty last month to gang-raping a 10-year-old girl at the Aurukun Aboriginal community on Cape York have escaped a prison term, with the sentencing judge saying the child victim ``probably agreed'' to have sex with... read more
  • Justice system that fails the innocent
    COMMENT THAT any adult person, let alone those ``learned in law'' such as an experienced judge and a Crown prosecutor could believe it was ``appropriate'' that child rapists not receive a jail term defies belief. In the remote Aurukun community,... read more
    The courts have clearly failed community expectations AS the nation struggles to confront the horrors of child sex abuse on indigenous communities it is almost beyond belief that nine people can plead guilty to having sex with a 10-year-old girl but... read more
  • Teacher rescued baby dying after grog party
    By: Tony Koch IT was nine in the morning when the teacher set out by car to round up the usual suspects, children hopeful of spending their day playing in the dust of their Cape York community rather than endure hours confined to a... read more
  • No action against Aurukun judge
    NO disciplinary action will be taken against anyone in the Queensland justice system despite two separate reports yesterday slamming the handling of the Aurukun Nine rape case. Queensland's Court of Appeal yesterday found that Cairns District Court... read more
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