A new Australian Federal Government report on incest reveals that “most parents usually ignore, deny or downplay sibling sexual abuse as child’s play”. The report said that such sexual abuse has “historically been ignored, minimised or denied by parents, professionals and authorities as benign sexual experimentation”. Younger female siblings are often the victims and older…Details
On the 25-10-12 at around 3.15 pm a fifty-two-year-old Heidelberg West resident responded to a knock on the front door. A male assailant of Aboriginal appearance then forced his way into the home and stabbed the victim before stealing a gold bracelet. The victim of crime was treated at the Austin Hospital. For financial support…Details
On Tuesday the 23-10-12 at around about 8.10 pm a forty-two-year-old Bus Driver picked up a male passenger in Doncaster. The passenger attempted to pay the driver with small coins at which time the driver offered him a free ride. The male then violently attacked the driver repeatedly punching him to the face. Another passenger…Details
According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics fewer than 20% of rapes are reported and since 1993 fewer than 3% ended with a criminal conviction. Rape in the vast majority of cases is committed by a person known to the victim. A government survey in 2000 found that 59% of women and 25% of men in Australia…Details
Over 160 youths under 18 years of age were charged with assault. 89 youths were charged with theft of a motor vehicle. 106 youths were charged with property damage. 167 youths were charged with shoplifting. 74 youths were charged with theft from a motor vehicle. 44 youths were charged with residential burglaries. Karen Hart, Visy…Details
On Saturday the 20-10-12 at around 8.15 pm a thirty-two-year-old female was walking along an Elwood trail when she was approached by the male assailant. The assailant, aged in his mid twenties, threatened the female victim before dragging her into nearby bushes where he sexually assaulted her. If you have been the victim of…Details
On Sunday the 21-10-12 at around 2.00 am a twenty-six-year-old male Oakleigh Hotel staff member asked four teenage assailants to leave the hotel and three of them returned a short time later and physically assaulted the victim with a bottle. The victim sustained lacerations to his face and was treated at the Casey Hospital. The…Details
On Tuesday the 23-10-12 at around 1.30 pm a thirty-three-year-old male victim was threatened by a twenty-two-year-old male assailant with an imitation gun following a road rage incident at the Bulleen Plaza car park. The victim was forced to lie on the ground and threatened to be killed. The assailant then fled and was quickly…Details
A forty-four-year-old male Taxi Driver was charged with raping a twenty-three-year-old female in Bendigo on the 21-10-12. It is alleged that the taxi driver picked up the female victim in the Bendigo CBD on early Sunday morning and on the way to her home the taxi driver stopped at a car park and raped her.…Details
On Monday the 22-10-12 at around 11.00 pm an argument broke out between two men at the Werribee Plaza Tavern in Hoppers Crossing. One of the males then left and soon returned with a gun and an accomplice. The two assailants waited outside for the twenty-six-year-old male to leave the tavern and then attacked him…Details
On Saturday the 20-10-12 at around 7.30 pm a seventy-four-year-old female was watching television at her Ballarat home when she went to investigate a noise and was confronted by a male assailant who grabbed her around her neck and demanded money. The elderly victim gave the assailant a small amount of money and he then…Details
On the 21-10-12 at around 2.50 am a thirty-nine-year-old male victim was physically assaulted after earlier being involved in a minor altercation at a Mildura nightclub. The victim sustained serious injuries and was airlifted to the Alfred Hospital.
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On Sunday the 21-10-12 just after midnight three male assailants robbed and physically assaulted a thirty-seven-year-old male victim in Fitzroy North just after leaving the Lord Newry Hotel. The victim was followed by the three assailants in a motor vehicle who used a taser gun to subdue him before stealing his possessions and fleeing in…Details
On Friday the 19-10-12 at around 6.00 pm a male aged in his fifties approached a children and adults at the Williamstown beach and exposed himself. Police have since spoken with the offender.
If you have been the victim of a sexual abuse or sexual assault contact Victims of Crime on 1800 000 055.
On Saturday the 20-10-12 at around 7.00 pm about 5000 people marched down Sydney Road in Brunswick, where Jill Meagher was murdered a month earlier, in a Reclaim the Night rally. Natalie Pestana, Organiser of the rally, said that the aim of the rally is to counter the notion that women bear some responsibility for preventing…Details
On the 12-10-12 at around 10.00 pm a security guard was slashed to his face by a patron at a Caulfield South adult night club. The assailant fled before the police arrived. On the 12-10-12 at around 6.45 pm a cyclist was slashed with a knife while riding near the Mentone Railway Station. The cyclist…Details
On Friday the 19-10-12 at around 7.00 pm a forty-year-old female victim was set alight in her home in Collingwood following a domestic dispute. The victim was treated at The Alfred hospital and her injuries were described as non-life threatening. If you have been the victim of domestic violence or other crime call Victims of…Details
The Western Australian Government unveiled today the Sex Offender Register website on which is posted the names, photos and criminal records of that state’s most dangerous sex offenders. While similar websites have been operating overseas, including in America and Britain, this is the first website of its kind in Australia and it is hoped that…Details
On the 14-10-12 at around 3.00 am it is alleged that a thirty-three-year-old taxi driver physically assaulted two nineteen-year-old females in Collingwood. The taxi driver was interviewed by police but has not been barred from driving taxis. The victims said that they asked the taxi driver to take them to Collingwood and while doing so…Details
On the 14-10-12 at around 2.00 am a twenty-three-year-old taxi driver picked up two male passengers aged in their twenties in Coburg who soon threatened him with a knife demanding cash. The assailants stole $550.00 in cash plus the taxi driver’s credit cards. The taxi driver, who is also a student, described the ordeal as…Details