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  2. We advocate for improvements to child protection laws, as well as appropriate penalties for perpetrators of child abuse.
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Arthur Alliband convicted child rapist who raped a teenager just hours after being released from prison for raping a 13 year old girl, WILL BE FREE AGAIN IN UNDER 4 YEARS !


This thing can only be described as a monster, he is living proof that child rapists CAN NOT BE REHABILITATED !!!!!!

"The worst breach of parole imaginable."

Those were the biting words from Judge ML Williams as he sentenced Arthur Alliband, 27, after the sexual assault of a teenage girl in Sydney's west on the same day he was released from prison.

He said those harsh words then turned around and sentenced him to a MAXIMUM sentence of 4 years and 8 months !

How the flying hell is this justice ? How can this monster not have his file marked "NEVER TO BE RELEASED" ?

How many more children will he rape before he finally gets put away for life ?

Alliband was previously convicted of of two counts of sexual intercourse with a child between the ages of 10 and 14, and had been serving an 18-month sentence.

He now faces a maximum four years and eight months behind bars.

In March 2016, Alliband was on his way home from Parklea Prison, when he befriended a teenager on a train and plied her with alcohol before he assaulted her at Best Road Reserve in Seven Hills.

Alliband was eventually arrested at Lethbridge Park, and charged with intercourse without consent and assault with an act of indecency.


A police prosecutor argued the fact Alliband was on parole, and had not even made it home, was an aggravating factor.

His defence team headed by Defence Barrister Claire Wasley tried to blame literally everything for his pathetic cowardly actions.

She tried to say it was the fault of his upbringing, after being abused in foster homes, she tried to say it was the fault of the system that let him get abused. Absolutely it is terrible thst he was abused in foster homes but he chose to abuse others knowing the effect it has on your life. His Barrister then went on to blame the prison systems for not having adequate counselling services while he was inside.

Come on get a grip Claire ! We all know the so called counselling these monsters receive is nothing more than an education in what parole boards want to hear and how not to get caught.

Alliband was originally jailed for almost three years after having sex with a girl aged just 13.(we call that rape, children cannot give consent).

He only served half of that, and wasn't assessed by anyone before being released on parole.

Because his sentence was one month shy of three years, according to Corrective Services he was "automatically released via court based parole".

Family friend Steven Shales said "at least he is now getting help".

The judge's final words as the 28-year-old was led down to the cells: "I wish you the best with your treatment".

In a statement, a spokeswoman said Corrective Services NSW "offers a range of assessment and treatment services for sexual and violent offenders both for sentenced inmates in custody and offenders under supervision in the community".

"Intensive treatment programs require six to nine months to complete," the spokeswoman said.

"This offender did not have sufficient time post-sentencing and pre-release to participate in these programs because he was sentenced in December 2015 and due for release to a court-based parole order on 29 February 2016.

"Sex Offender Programs, and the majority of other CSNSW compendium programs addressing criminogenic needs, are not available to those who are unsentenced as they require the individual to disclose details of the offence.

"The offender can be referred to Sex Offender Programs as soon as he is sentenced.

"The NSW Government recently announced reoffending programs for inmates serving shorter sentences of six months or less as part of a justice reform package."

Ok so it is your lucky day today corrective services department !

FACAA have the solution for your short stay prisoners problem.


There we go, problem solved. You and your counselors can have all the time in the world to make the Arthur's of the world seem healed and the children of Australia will finally be safe from these monsters at the same time.

It's a win for everyone !

But seriously what is going on in our legal system.

How is 4 years and 8 months an acceptable sentence for someone who has literally proven, that the very day you let them out they will rape again.

The mind absolutely boggles when we hear shocking decisions like this, literally my head aches when I think about the children being raped as a result of shocking decisions by our legal system..

Yet once again no one will be held accountable, Arthur Alliband will get out of prison and rape another child, (probably on the first day he is released). Only this time he will have had the "counselling" behind bars, so he will know how to better cover up his crimes and what to say when he is arrested, so we probably won't hear about it..... and through all of this there will be more victims, more children being raped, more survivors that need our help to heal.

We MUST stop letting multiple time convicted child rapists walk free, they MUST be locked away for the rest of their lives if we have any chance of stopping them from hurting children.

Child rapists CAN NOT BE REHABILITATED ! Arthur Alliband is living proof of this ! (A)

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Osman Chamseddine child rapist taxi driver who raped a 10 year old deaf girl has somehow had his sentence reduced by 3 years .

At the time he was raping the girl Osman worked for RSL taxis who had the contract to supply a special needs school with their transportation needs.

He could not have betrayed this little girl, her parents, her school's trust anymore ! it is not possible to break trust any worse than this monster did.

Osman Chamseddine, 64, assaulted the girl when she was aged 10 and 11 while he was contracted to drive her to and from her special needs school in 2009.

Chamseddine was originally sentenced in the District Court to 15 years in jail with a non-parole period of 10 years.

On Friday, the Court of Criminal Appeal reduced the head sentence by three years to 12 years. A non-parole period of eight years was set.

In May 2015, a jury found Chamseddine guilty of four counts of aggravated sexual intercourse and two counts of indecent assault.

The girl, who was 16 when the matter went to trial, said Chamseddine drove her to a secluded park on four occasions in a three-week period.

He put his fingers up her skirt and sexually assaulted her. He also forced her hand on his crotch and touched one of her breasts. He then continued the rape. The brave young girl broke down at this point during her testimony.

The victim reported the offences four years after they took place when she learned about sexual abuse during a class at her high school on White Ribbon Day.

Chamseddine's taxi did not contain in-car cameras, funny that.

We at FACAA are appalled at this case and then for the court of appeals to reduce the sentence, well it just adds massive insult to an already massive injury really.

In a unanimous decision, the three appeal judges agreed the sentencing judge had made a legal error when determining Chamseddine's sentence.

In its submissions, the crown agreed an error had been made when the judge accumulated the sentences for the six offences.


Rather than adding all of the charges up (for example 4 charges of child rape at 10 years each equals 40 years behind bars) are INSANE system allows our criminals to serve their sentences concurrently (basically all you serve is the longest time for example 4 charges of child rape at 10 years each equals 10 years behind bars).

Seriously this is our system, our child rapists have hundreds of counts of child rape and rather than do hundreds of years behind bars like they do in the US, our monsters do 2 or 3 years because our system lets them serve their time concurrently rather than consecutively like it should be done !

So of course when it was found that a judge did the right thing and issued the sentencing consecutively, the other judges had to ensure an example was made of him and his sentence was significantly reduced.

A 30% reduction to be precise, that'll show that judge for trying to bring justice to our legal system.

Why in the hell does a child rapist who raped a profoundly deaf child who was entrusted to him for her transport needs to her school, deserve a 30% reduction in his sentence ?

Our legal system is a JOKE ! this is why FACAA runs an entire legal reform campaign (now known as Julia's Justice after our benefactor Bowie RIP Bowie)

We will never stop until Julia's Justice has changed all the laws regarding sentencing of child abusers and made it a real bad time to be a bad guy in Australia !

Julia's Justice WILL BRING JUSTICE BACK TO OUR LEGAL SYSTEM ! So that our children will not have to endure miss-carriages of justice like this shocker ever again !

Osman Chamseddine will be eligible for parole in March 2023. Worst part is he will be able to go back to his job driving vulnerable children to school again because there's no requirement for a working with children check to do that job.

Osman Chamseddine raped a disabled child he was trusted to transport to school, he did not deserve a reduction in his sentence, he should have had it increased !

FACAA's Julia's Justice campaign will fight to see miss-carriages of justice like this one never happen again ! (A)

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Big thank you to everyone who shared the Amber alert of the girl from QLD last night.

She has been found safe and well in NSW

Always awesome to watch the FACAA machine swing into action when there's work to be done.

Well done FACAA ! (A)

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The “man” accused of killing toddler Mason Lee,
Ryan Hodson is back behind bars after breaching his bail multiple times by contacting witnesses


When Ryan Hodson was given bail we at FACAA said he should not have been released, we said anyone who was accused of murdering a toddler should never be set free unless they are acquitted.

People commented that we were too harsh and "what about innocent until proven guilty" . Well yeah we believe in that too but there are some crimes (particularly those offending against children) that are so vile their accused perpetrators simply must not be let out !

Well in this case Ryan Hodson didn't wait too long until he proved us 100% correct. 21 days to be precise, We said he was remorseless, we said he would breach his parole and boy did he !

They have him on at least 5 counts of him contacting witnesses to the crime, why would you contact a witness in your trial unless it was to pervert the course of justice, is there another reason ?

His release by Justice Debra Mullins three weeks ago prompted the Queensland Homicide Victims Support Group to write to the State Government “to seek changes in the rules and regulations around bail” – in particular expressing concern about the number of times offenders could apply for bail.

Hodson was charged with manslaughter, along with Mason’s mother Anne Maree Lee and her partner William Andrew O’Sullivan, after the 22-month-old died from severe injuries in Caboolture, north of Brisbane, in June last year.

The teen was initially granted Supreme Court bail last August but was put back behind bars this year for multiple breaches of bail, leading him to make another bid for freedom.

New allegations emerged at last month’s court hearing that Hodson may have been there when the critical blow was inflicted to the toddler.

In opposing bail three weeks ago, Crown Prosecutor Vicki Loury told the Brisbane Supreme Court that Hodson continued to reoffend and bail conditions were not enough. Vicky Loury had it right ! She deserves an apology from Hodson's legal team at least !

Justice Debra Mullins said Hodson had “some difficulty” in complying with bail conditions.

“But no doubt the experience of 95 days in custody since his Supreme Court bail was revoked … as well as a better understanding of going through experiences of what happens when you (don’t) comply with terms of bail, will act as incentive for Mr Hodson to comply with the bail order,” she said at the time.

She also said the fact Hodson would be under the supervision of the probation and parole office while on bail was “a relevant consideration”.

She granted his release on a string of conditions, after ruling he had shown cause why he should be granted bail.

Hodson was remanded in custody yesterday and the matter adjourned.

Ryan Hodson and all those associated with this shocking crime DO NOT DESERVE TO BE RELEASED ! No one has any remorse for this crime, no one is taking responsibility everyone is trying to blame everyone else like a bunch of children facing the school principal !

Those accused of the rape or murder of children should not be given bail ! They should remain behind bars and if found guilty multiple times they should have their file marked NEVER TO BE RELEASED !

Ryan Hodson should not have been let out in the first place, take a stand share the poster to show you do not want to see those accused of killing children set free on bail ! (A)

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PM Malcolm Turnbull has "misled" the Australian people and we are not happy about it.

Our good mates at Bravehearts want the same thing we want, a Royal Commission into the Family courts !

Our PM said it couldn't be done, turns out that is simply NOT the case.

This is from Bravehearts and Hetty herself, we simply could not have said it better ~! (A)

Bravehearts Founder Hetty Johnston AM has launched a scathing attack on the Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, after obtaining constitutional legal advice which contradicts the PMO’s decision to reject a Royal Commission into Australia’s archaic Family Law System.

It follows a decision by the Prime Minister to deny children caught up in the dysfunctional Family Law System a Royal Commission – an inquiry Mrs Johnston said will save thousands of children from sexual assault and physical harm.

The expert advice received by Bravehearts is contrary to written responses from the PMO as to why a Royal Commission is not feasible, and further exposes the government’s explanation as fallacious.

“This attempt by the office of the Prime Minister to derail calls for a Royal Commission into the Family law system is deceptive and alarming,” said Mrs Johnston.

“The Prime Minister has failed to offer a rational reason why he should not immediately deliver the fastest and most effective protection to thousands of Australian children who remain at imminent risk, caught up in Australia’s broken Family Law System.”

In a letter to Bravehearts, the Prime Minister falsely cited ‘constitutional limitations’ as the reason a Royal Commission could not go ahead. This is contrary to independent advice received by Bravehearts from two constitutional law experts.

Professor Gerard Carney from Curtin University Law School, said, “In my view, no Chapter III constitutional limitations which prevent the establishment of a royal commission of inquiry to determine how the family law system, and in particular, the Family Court of Australia, can best protect children from abuse. Such an inquiry, however would need to be conducted with appropriate regard to maintaining public confidence in the judicial system”.

George Williams AO, Dean UNSW Law, confirmed that a royal commission into the family law system was legally possible. “There is no insurmountable constitutional barrier to this, though the operation of any such commission would need to be sensitive to the independence of the courts, especially in regards to unsolved matters,” he said.

“The Federal Parliament has legislated to establish a framework from holding royal commissions by way of the Royal Commission ACT 1902. It also poses no barrier. I do not see that constitutional issues provide an additional reason. I note that the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse necessarily intersects with court and related matters”.

Mrs Johnston maintains that a Royal Commission is the only legal framework capable of negotiating and overcoming the significant constitutional, legal (Sec 121 & other privacy instruments), International (UNCROC) and Statutory (State based) hurdles necessary to properly and thoroughly investigate the failings of the current system, both State and Federal and to instigate change.

She is now calling on the Prime Minister to immediately utilise existing infrastructure to enable the current Royal Commission to interrogate the current child safety crisis being inflicted on children and families due to failures in the family law Institutions of Australia.

“It appears Malcolm Turnbull has deliberately chosen to turn his back on the thousands of children and desperate protective parents caught up in this broken system. This is just unacceptable,” she said.

“Findings in the final report of the current Royal Commission later this year may well inform future policy and legislation to improve responses to child sexual assault in many Institutions, but a glaring omission will be the family law system – an institution still sacrosanct from any outside scrutiny, accountability or transparency.

“One day a Royal Commission into the Family Law System will be conducted and our current Prime Minister may be called upon to explain why, when he knew of the horrors being faced by these children and their protective parents, he didn’t do everything in his power to save them.”

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The fight to end child abuse is about protecting kids, not the desire for vengeance !

Every single FACAA needs to take 4 minutes out of your day to read this, it will open your eyes wide ! Then share it on your timelines so everyone can read this, it's that important !

The whole topic of child abuse, in any form, is sure to stir up a lot of emotion in most people. Some have their own direct or indirect experiences that make them angry, sad, re-traumatised or a mixture of all of these and other things. Some people of course, have no real experience of abuse but still have their own very valid and valuable opinions to share.

One common thread is anger at the abusers, at the paedophiles, the negligent parents, the outright abusive parents and caregivers, the abusive siblings, teachers, sporting coaches, clergy, or whoever those abusers may be.

We often see people comment on threads with calls for a death penalty, for prison justice and also sadly, for vigilante type attacks. Sadly? Hang on, what do I mean "sadly"? Are we not after all Fighters Against Child Abuse?

Yes, we most certainly are fighting against child abuse, and fighting to ensure that survivors and their families are adequately supported through the court process and beyond, or through their own personal journey if there is no legal process taking place for them. That, right there, is why I use that term in relation to the calls to violence often seen and heard when the conversation turns to child abuse.

Yes, I will not for a moment deny that when I found out what had happened to my beautiful children, I felt like killing the monster who had torn away their childhoods, destroyed their innocence and so drastically changed the entire course of their lives forever. If I had followed through with that however, I would have been causing my children a great deal more pain. I would have most likely been jailed at least for a short time, at a point in their lives when they really needed me with them. I also would then have sentenced them to a lifetime of feeling that they were responsible for the death of a person, and for the subsequent legal battle faced by their mother.

Harming the abuser in a physical sense does not help anyone, other than those who are against us ever having an offenders register in Australia of course. The more violence perpetrated against offenders in society, the more threats levelled at offenders, the greater the argument for secrecy, for protecting the very people who prey on our children.

We cannot allow ourselves to be brought down to that level, as much as our every fibre may scream for revenge, we need to hold ourselves above that wherever possible, for the sake of the future safety of all Australian children.

We have previously said that what the offender fears most is having their deeds brought out of the darkness of secrecy and into the light of social awareness. That is what we will continue to fight for, to make sure that these abusers are not given the protection of secrecy and anonymity beyond what is necessary to be in keeping with the law. We cannot afford to become law breakers ourselves, this issue is far too important to give into selfish desires and whims.

Only those offenders who can be legally named should be named of course, but if there is any way forward at all we must be prepared to do it the right way, to chip away at legislation, to promote social awareness and support, and to always act with integrity. This fight is not about us and what we would "love to do to that scumbag" it is about protecting Aussie kids, now and well into the future. (GE)

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RIP Chester Bennington, sadly even seemingly having the world, can’t always fill the hole left in the heart by child abuse.

This is why FACAA are fighting for child protection... Just think about it... Even someone as rich and famous as Chester couldn't outrun his abuse as a child... Finally, sadly leading to his suicide...

Bennington struggled with drug and alcohol addiction at various times during his life. He said he had been sexually abused as a child and was homeless for months before the band found fame.

And now we have lost yet another music legend, he has apparently ended his life, a life that knew only too well the pain of child abuse and the subsequent pain of addiction. Chester turned a shocking past into a future of inspiration and hope for millions worldwide..... but sadly that past eventually caught up with him....

No, this is not an Australian story, but Chester's story is all of our stories. It is a story of child abuse shattering dreams, then using that pain and that torment to drive you forward to live new dreams... to fulfill new goals.

Chester Bennington best known as the lead singer of the supergroup Linkin Park died with the world at his feet, with legions of fans and millions of album sales.

His story starts like so many of our stories a simple upbringing, a child of a hard working father, eventual divorce. With dreams of becoming a rock star and singing in his favorite band the Stone Temple Pilots (a dream he fulfilled !)

But sadly, out of nowhere an older friend decided to use the seven year old Chester as his sexual experimentation. Scared to speak out for fear of being called gay, Chester kept it all inside. Already picked on and bullied Chester would grow like so many of us into an angry rage filled young man, but he wouldn't turn to outward violence but instead to writing drawing and self medication.

Chester's father was a sexual assault squad investigator in Phoenix Arizona. When Chester told him about his abuse his father naturally wanted vengeance and justice for his son but Chester found out that his abuser was himself a victim of a sexual abuser.

Chester's compassion was so great he called off his father and his detectives, he felt for his abuser and told his father that he had suffered enough.

Later in life Chester would reflect openly on how much the abuse he suffered affected his life and drove him to self medicate with drugs and alcohol. He would go on to battle these addictions over and over again.

Sadly Chester has lost his battle with these addictions and his demons, even with his millions of fans, his catalogue of incredible music and his wife and 6 gorgeous children, he could not overcome his past.

Chester Bennington's story is all of our stories, his pain is one we have all felt and had to battle against. He summed up the pain and anxiety of dealing with child abuse and drug addiction brilliantly in his songs. "Crawling"

Crawling in my skin
These wounds they will not heal
Fear is how I fall
Confusing what is real
There's something inside me
That pulls beneath the surface
Consuming, confusing
This lack of self control I fear
Is never ending, controlling
I can't seem to find myself again
My walls are closing in
(Without a sense of confidence)
(I'm convinced that there's)
(Just too much pressure to take)
I've felt this way before so insecure

Rest in Peace Chester Bennington, sadly even having the world can't always fill the hole left in the heart of someone abused as a child. (A)

If you fear you or someone you know is having thoughts of self harm please know you are not alone.

If you need to speak with someone you can call
Lifeline on 13 11 14
Suicide Call Back Service on 1300 659 467
Beyond Blue on 1300 224 636
Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800.

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Robert Whitehead, convicted child rapist, was re-hired to work on the "Puffin Billy railway" once released from prison. He then went on to rape children for another 30 years.

Whitehead died when he was aged 84. He had pleaded guilty to 24 charges ranging from sexual penetration, indecent assault, and false imprisonment involving six boys.

That's six boys that they know about, the police who arrested him in 2014 believed there were many, many more young boys who were raped by Whitehead.

Whitehead was first convicted and jailed in 1959 for child sex abuse. Almost immediately after his release Sir Murray Porter, a friend of Whitehead's father and a minister in the Bolte governemtn, successfully lobbied the state's railway chiefs to give Whitehead a second chance. Their re-hiring of Whitehead was a fateful and life-changing decision for at least six young boys.

Once Whitehead was re-hired based on Sir Murray Porter's recommendation, the Victorian Railyway authority gave him a long term lease on old railway buildings at Brighton Beach and Taradale in country Victoria.

It was these buildings that Whitehead used to rape the boys, he called them his "initiations" into the railway "fraternity."

Whitehead was able to consistently abuse children for decades between 1959 and 1990 – and well into the 2000s, he remained an influential figure at the Seymour Railway Heritage Centre and was able to mix freely with children.

"He [Whitehead] told me he had protection. That he was royalty," said Smithers one of his victims, who was indecently assaulted by Whitehead at Puffing Billy in the Dandenong Ranges in the early 1980s. "[He said] there was no point in me saying anything because no one would do anything."

Detectives did not launch an investigation into Whitehead until 2014, after Wayne Clarke told them of the sadistic abuse he'd suffered as a 13-year-old at the disused Taradale station Whitehead leased from the government. Police searched their records, but could find no mention of the once physically imposing railway man.

This did not seem that unusual until Whitehead's siblings asked police if they were aware of their brother's stint at Melbourne's notorious Pentridge Prison in 1959. That sentence had been imposed after he was convicted of abducting and molesting a boy scout. The news came as a bombshell for both the detectives and Whitehead's victims.

The fact that the police could not find any information on Whitehead or his leases came as no shock to his victims. He would frequently tell them that he was "royalty" and they believed him because in the railways, it seemed, Whitehead could do no wrong.

He was appointed train controller at Melbourne's busy Spencer Street station and was among the state's most senior volunteer rail officials. The position won him the admiration of boys and the respect of their parents.

As Whitehead rose through the ranks, his 1959 conviction was forgotten. This could just be due to the passing of time however, we at FACAA can't help but be sceptical about the apparent lack of police records regarding Whitehead's activities at North Williamstown's Australian Railway Historical Society in 1976 and Puffing Billy a decade later.

Both organisations had other paedophiles in their ranks at the same time as Whitehead, and Whitehead's behaviour was the subject of a number of complaints to police.

In an email to Victoria's police chief commissioner, Graham Ashton, Clarke has asked for an explanation as to why sex crimes detectives in 2014 could find no records of any of it. .

"I can only think that he has had one or a handful of people on the inside looking out for him for some reason," Clarke said.

Bill Elms was one of those who had complained. He recalls making statements to police about Whitehead's frightening sexual abuse in the 1980s. Elms, who works in Victoria's railways, said years later he tried to tell a senior manager about Whitehead but was told to keep quiet or risk losing his job.

Elms' mother, Alice, said in the 1980s, she had repeatedly told Puffing Billy's long-serving president Lon Wymond about Whitehead's predatory behaviour. No action was taken. At the time, Whitehead was secretary of the Puffing Billy board.

Whitehead was booted out of the Puffing Billy organisation in 1990, around the same time as Wymond was replaced as president. No reason was given for his expulsion and no one reported Whitehead to police. This allowed him to move on, and he became an influential member of Seymour's historical rail society during the 1990s and 2000s.

Wymond, who received an Order of Australia for his Puffing Billy work, died in 2010 and cannot answer questions.

Whitehead victim John Smithers said Wymond did not react well when he tried to complain about Whitehead's abuse of him at Puffing Billy in the 1980s.

"Wymond told me that how dare I say such things about such a great man as Whitehead and that I'd better keep quiet if I wanted to go anywhere in the Puffing Billy movement," Smithers said.

Smithers, who still works for Victoria's railway department, said Whitehead did not forget his complaint, and had enough influence in the department to exact revenge. .

"I was in at the old head office building in Spencer Street and had got a school-leaver position to be trained as a driver. But then Whitehead saw me in the office and went in to talk to the men who had just offered me a job, and all of a sudden the job was gone. I'll never forget Whitehead standing on the stairwell above me saying: 'I told you that you should've bent over for me'.

"He was a bastard," Smithers said.

We at FACAA would like nothing more than to see a full public apology from the board who run "Puffin Billy" . It is quite clear that at the very least someone protected a child rapist. At the very worst .....

Officials, ministers, board members... the list goes on of those who horrifically and deliberately messed up, and the end result is young boys were raped over a 30 year span.

Even the boy scouts had the sense to life ban Whitehead once he was convicted of raping one of their members. Why on earth did a minister fight to get Whitehead his job and subsequently the buildings he raped his victims in ?

Why did the board members threaten victims and those reporting Whitehead's abuse into silence ? Why would they fire someone and then simply let it go when they heard Whitehead say "I told you you should have bent over for me" ... Was it such common behaviour that no one batted an eye lid ?

This case raises so many questions, but at the end of the day at least 6 young boys were raped thanks to officials who actively and deliberately guarded a child rapist.

Not good enough Puffin Billy board, an apology to Robert Whitehead's victims is well overdue ! (A)

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A man has been charged over the attempted kidnapping of a child at Penrith on Wednesday.

It's alleged the man entered a playground of a shopping complex on High Street just after 2.30pm and attempted to walk out with a two-year-old girl, police said.

He was stopped by her parents.

The man, who was not known to the girl, left the shopping centre and police were alerted.

Police officers attended the scene and spoke with the parents and witnesses, and viewed CCTV from the area.

Following inquiries, officers attended a Penrith home about 8.30pm and arrested a 41-year-old man.

He was taken to Penrith Police Station where he was charged with take a child away with intent to remove from parental control.

The man was bail refused and was due to appear in Penrith Local Court on Thursday, July 20.

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Paul Mills former teacher jailed for grooming underage girls online and collecting child exploitation material.


Back in 2013 school teacher Paul Edward Mills or "Mick Horney" as he was known online, was caught knowingly grooming a 14 year old girl and possessing child exploitation material FEATURING CHILDREN AS YOUNG AS 3 YEARS OLD !

Well, he believed it was a 14 year old girl he was chatting with online, but after being caught in a conversation with a 15 year old girl where he groomed her quite heavily, US law enforcement set him up with an undercover officer posing as a naive 14 year old girl.

During the conversation the undercover officer repeatedely told "Mick Horney" that she was under the legal age of consent and that she was sexually inexperienced. He in turn told the undercover officer that he was a school teacher and that he wanted to give her "homework" to do, and several other much more vulgar requests.

Mr Mills then asked the officer, (who he believed was a 14 year old girl), to get a microphone so he could listen to her masturbate. He even told her to look in her mother's top drawer for her sex toys which he wanted to hear her using on herself. Remember, this was a school teacher.... seriously sick!

The conversations continued until the US authorities knew they had more than enough to get a guilty verdict and when they did, all the information was sent to the Australian authorities.

Once the Australian authorities served a search warrant on Mr Mills' home, they found over 850 images of child exploitation material on his hard drive.

At the time of his arrest and all throughout his trial he insisted that he had done absolutely nothing wrong, because he thought that 14 years old was over the age of consent. This is clearly just a lie he is using to try and get out of prison time, every teacher (which he was at the time), knows the legal age of consent. It's part of their training.

Honestly, did he also expect us to believe he thought the 3 year old children in his collection of child exploitation material were of legal age ? The excuses child abusers use never fail to disgust us.

In this case, the NSW Department of education acted in the correct manner. He was suspended with pay as soon as he was charged, then once he was found guilty he was hit with a complete firing and then life banned from ever being re-hired by the NSW Department of Education.

However, due to our current archaic working with children check system being entirely state based, there is absolutely nothing to stop him being hired to work with children in another state or territory.

So for the crime of grooming a child and possessing child exploitation material, featuring children as young as 3 years old, Mr Mills was given a 9 month sentence and a good behaviour bond of 3 and a half years.

Yes, we know that is absolutely pathetic, but it gets worse... as usual. Not long after he was sentenced his lawyer successfully argued that he should have the information on his case, including his image, suppressed. Only now has the suppression order been lifted, which is why we can share this story.

Sadly we must admit he is already out and free. Hence why we are saying share his face everywhere. This "man" felt absolutely no remorse for his crimes and still claims he committed no crime, still holding onto that absolute lie that he didn't know a 14 year old was legally underage.

DId he not know the 3 year old in his collection of child exploitation images was underage as well ?

He feels no remorse, he feels no guilt, we would not be surprised if he struck again. Please share his face everywhere, so at least people will know who he is and FACAA members will not be caught out by this monster's lies and deceptions.

Make no mistake about it, Paul Mills or "MIck Horney," feels no remorse for his crimes and if he wasn't caught he would have never stopped !

Safeguard your kids, make sure you know EXACTLY who they are talking to onlline... at all times ! (A)

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