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1. Mother arrested after teenage boy found chained up in home.
A woman has been arrested after a 16-year old boy was found chained up inside a home in Blacktown in Sydney’s west.
Charity workers visiting the home found the boy after hearing him calling out for water.
The boy, who is believed to have autism, was chained to a bed in a back room of his home while his mother was out shopping.
The mother was arrested upon her arrival home and taken to Bankstown Police station while the boy was freed by paramedics and taken to hospital.
Neighbours told Fairfax Media that the boy, one of several children who lived in the home had developmental problems.
“He can walk, he can jump, he can play. But he can’t talk. He can’t understand,” said a neighbour, who did not wished to be named.
She told Fairfax Media that the boy would often run in the street, sometimes naked.
“They are beautiful kids. We only say hello and goodbye, that’s it,” she said.
Another neighbour told media that the mother’s husband was away and she was caring for the children alone.
“No one can help her,” the neighbour said.
Last night the mother was released from Blacktown Police Station after being questioned for several hours. No charges have been laid.
2. Fifth man arrested over gang rape in Geelong.
A fifth man has been arrested over the gang rape of a14- year old girl in Geelong on November 1st
The 27-year-old Corio man handed himself into detectives late yesterday, he was charged with rape and abduction of the schoolgirl and has been remanded to appear at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court tomorrow.
Last week three men from the same family were charged over the gang rape.
A fourth man had been questioned but released without charge.
3. Queensland mother jailed for failing to get medical treatment for her daughter after repeated rapes.
Warning: this item deals with child abuse.
A Queensland mother has been jailed for four-years for failing to get medical treatment for her three-year-old daughter after she was repeatedly raped and assaulted by the woman’s ex-partner.
The woman pleaded guilty to one charge of cruelty to a child under 16.
Her ex-partner is serving a 12-year sentence after being found guilty in 2013 of torturing, raping and assaulting the girl over a five-month period in 2009 reports AAP.
For rape and sexual assault as well as domestic violence support 24/7, call 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732).
4. SES to scour areas around Marsden Stage High School.
SES crews will search the areas surrounding Marsden State High School today in a search for clues into the murder of 12-year old Tiahleigh Palmer.
The 12-year-old went missing on October 30 after she had been dropped off at Marsden High by her foster carer, her backpack and school uniform are still missing.