Senior Tasmanian police officer Paul Reynolds groomed more than 50 boys and young men.

Senior Tasmanian police officer Paul Reynolds groomed more than 50 boys and young men.

Senior Sergeant Paul Reynolds, a Tasmanian police officer, groomed and sexually abused over 50 boys and young men from 1988 to 2018, an independent report by Regina Weiss found. Despite being under investigation, Reynolds received a full police funeral, a decision later apologized for by Police Commissioner Donna Adams. The report revealed Reynolds used his position and sports affiliations to target victims, promising to influence legal outcomes as a grooming tactic. Weiss recommended restorative processes, a redress scheme, and improved police-community relationships. Tasmania Police investigations in 2008 and 2018 were criticized for focusing more on protecting Reynolds' reputation than on...

Senior Tasmanian police officer Paul Reynolds groomed more than 50 boys and young men.

Senior Sergeant Paul Reynolds, a Tasmanian police officer, groomed and sexually abused over 50 boys and young men from 1988 to 2018, an independent report by Regina Weiss found. Despite being under investigation, Reynolds received a full police funeral, a decision later apologized for by Police Commissioner Donna Adams. The report revealed Reynolds used his position and sports affiliations to target victims, promising to influence legal outcomes as a grooming tactic. Weiss recommended restorative processes, a redress scheme, and improved police-community relationships. Tasmania Police investigations in 2008 and 2018 were criticized for focusing more on protecting Reynolds' reputation than on...

Victorian Education Department hired prolific, self-declared paedophile as teacher.

Victorian Education Department hired prolific, self-declared paedophile as teacher.

William Alexander Allen, a convicted child abuser, was employed as a teacher by the Victorian Education Department despite declaring in a 1970s job application that he was a convicted child abuser. Allen taught at several schools from 1973 to 1982 and continued to abuse students until his retirement. He first gained notoriety in the 1980s for boasting about sexually abusing 2,000 boys. His criminal activities were exposed during a police investigation, leading to his arrest and conviction for further offenses. Facing jail time, Allen died by suicide in 1985. The Victorian government has since acknowledged its failure to protect students...

Victorian Education Department hired prolific, self-declared paedophile as teacher.

William Alexander Allen, a convicted child abuser, was employed as a teacher by the Victorian Education Department despite declaring in a 1970s job application that he was a convicted child abuser. Allen taught at several schools from 1973 to 1982 and continued to abuse students until his retirement. He first gained notoriety in the 1980s for boasting about sexually abusing 2,000 boys. His criminal activities were exposed during a police investigation, leading to his arrest and conviction for further offenses. Facing jail time, Allen died by suicide in 1985. The Victorian government has since acknowledged its failure to protect students...

Victorian Government Launches Truth-Telling Process and Apology for Historical Child Sexual Abuse

Victorian Government Launches Truth-Telling Process and Apology for Historical Child Sexual Abuse

The Victorian government, led by Premier Jacinta Allan, has announced a $48-million truth-telling process aimed at survivors of historical child sexual abuse in government and independent schools. This initiative, addressing abuses prior to 2000, includes an independent review of the Education Department's responses. The process will run until 2026, culminating in a statewide apology in parliament. Education Minister Ben Carroll emphasized the government's commitment to implementing recommendations and enhancing support for survivors, acknowledging systemic failures to protect children. View Source  

Victorian Government Launches Truth-Telling Process and Apology for Historical Child Sexual Abuse

The Victorian government, led by Premier Jacinta Allan, has announced a $48-million truth-telling process aimed at survivors of historical child sexual abuse in government and independent schools. This initiative, addressing abuses prior to 2000, includes an independent review of the Education Department's responses. The process will run until 2026, culminating in a statewide apology in parliament. Education Minister Ben Carroll emphasized the government's commitment to implementing recommendations and enhancing support for survivors, acknowledging systemic failures to protect children. View Source