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Abused SA Student Paid $40,000

A former South Australian student has been paid $40,000 by South Australia’s Education Department after suffering at the hands of a convicted sex offender employed at a regional school.

The 2009 settlement came three years before a different former student received $30,000 in alleged hush money from the department last year, after being wrongly accused of viewing hundreds of pornographic websites that his teacher had accessed.

Helping to educate kids about sexual assault

ONE in five Australian children will be sexually assaulted before their 18th birthday and in 85 per cent of cases, the offender is known to the child as a relative or a trusted friend, according to government research. Read more