In 2010, ‘Jane Doe’ was groomed and repeatedly sexually assaulted by her maths teacher in Tasmania.
She was just 15 years old.
The teenager was from a broken home and had been diagnosed with anorexia nervosa.
Nicolaas Bester, a 58-year-old maths teacher, preyed on the vulnerable teenager and sexually assaulted her numerous times – at the school, in his private office, in a hotel room, and even in a church.
After six months, the young girl finally gained the courage to report Bester to the police. He was found guilty and was sentenced to two years in jail.
Jane Doe speaks to 60 Minutes…
Although Jane Doe received some justice, she’s never been able to tell her story.
In Tasmania, Section 194K of the Evidence Act means the identity of a sexual assault survivor can never be revealed, even with the sexual assault survivor’s full cooperation and consent.