1. 12-year-old boy accused of raping 6-year-old girl denies charges and allowed to go on holiday to Queensland island resort.
A 12-year-old boy accused of a raping a six-year-old girl in three separate attacks in a Northern Beaches school in Sydney has had his bail conditions changed so he can go on holiday with his family to a popular Queensland holiday island.
In court yesterday the boy’s lawyer, James Viney, entered not guilty pleas to six charges on his behalf.
The 12-year-old is one of two 12-year-olds accused of repeatedly raping a six-year-old girl in a toilet block at their school.
He is charged with three counts of indecent assault aggravated by taking place in the company of the other boy and one of sexual intercourse with a person under 10.
The alleged attacks occurred during 8am on June 24 and 4pm on July 1 with another attack allegedly on August 18th.
The boy’s lawyer asked permission for the boy to travel interstate with his family to go on holiday to a Whitsunday Island’s resort, reports News Limited.
Magistrate McManus excused the boy from attending on the next court date, November 24 and allowed him to fly to Queensland.
The second boy is due to appear in the same court on October 20.
2. Brad Pitt denies abuse allegations despite FBI stepping in to investigation.
Brad Pitt has denied claims he was verbally abusive and physical with his children.
TMZ reports that the FBI were investigating an incident on a private jet from France last Wednesday where Pitt got drunk and allegedly screamed and got physical with their six children.
According to TMZ, sources including witnesses said Pitt continued on the tarmac, and tried to leave in one of the fuel trucks.
It was reported that the incident was reported to the L.A. County Dept. of Children and Family Services and referred to the FBI.
It is understood that Pitt and Jolie have already been interviewed.
But a source close to Pitt told TMZ “He takes the matter very seriously and says he did not commit any abuse of his children”.
“It’s unfortunate that people involved are continuing to present him in the worst possible light.”
3. Tiahleigh Palmer begged classmate to let her stay a week before she was murdered as she was too scared to go home.
Murdered 12-year-old Tiahleigh Palmer begged a classmate’s aunt to allow her to stay, just a week before she was murdered because she was scared to go home.
Seven News reports the 12-year-old girl went home with a friend from Marsden State School on Friday October 23 and asked the girl’s aunt if she could stay with them as she was worried she would get into ‘big trouble’ if she returned to her foster home.