61 year old FDC educator charged with historical abuse
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ECEC professional in her 60s charged with historical child abuse offences

by Freya Lucas

June 03, 2024

Before continuing to read this piece, readers should be aware that the content of this article may prove distressing, and should consider their own circumstances before continuing to engage. A list of support services has been provided at the conclusion of the article. 


A 61 year old woman from Western Australia has been charged in relation to historical child abuse offences that occurred between 1994 and 1995 in the Yakamia area.


The offences are alleged to have occurred when the woman was aged in her 30s, and to have taken place while she was operating a Family Day Care (FDC) service based in her home. 


Police will allege that the woman committed three sexually based offences against a male child in her care, who was aged between four and five years of age at the time. 


The woman has been charged with one count of Indecent Dealing of a Child under 13 years; one count of Sexual Penetration of a Child under 13 years; and one count of Procured or Encouraged a Child to Engage in Sexual Behaviour.


The woman appeared before Albany Magistrates Court on Thursday, 30 May 2024. Sentencing remarks have not been made available to the public. 


If you are a victim of sexual abuse, or if you have information about someone being sexually abused, please contact police on 131 444, or report the information via the Safe2Say online reporting platform.

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