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1. A man jailed for raping a 3-year-old: “You raped this little girl when you knew you had an STD and you just didn’t care.”
A judge has jailed a man for nine years – with a minimum non-parole period of five years – for raping a three-year-old girl while he was staying at the family’s home.
The rape only came to light after the little girl was diagnosed with an STD she contracted from the man.
The man was high on methamphetamine when he raped the little girl in her home in northern New Zealand.
“As rapes go, this is one of the most serious I have ever seen,” Judge Harvey said during sentencing.
“There’s no other way to describe this better than heart-breaking. Your actions have done so much harm. Only time will tell how much damage has been done.”
“Given her age there was nothing she could have possibly done to resist you. You raped this little girl when you knew you had an STD and you just didn’t care,” Judge Harvey said.
The New Zealand Herald reports that the rape came to light when the girl was taken to a doctor and tests were done confirming she had gonorrhea.
2. Sydney teenager arrested after trying to buy suicide vest online.
An 18-year-old is facing terrorism charges after yesterday being arrested in the Parramatta Stadium car park.
The Daily Telegraph reports the teenager had allegedly once tried to buy a suicide vest online.
Tamim Khaja, 18 a former student of Epping Boys High School, was allegedly in the process of acquiring a gun and was scouting for targets in Sydney including the potential of a police building.
AFP Acting Deputy Commissioner Neil Gaughan said it’s believed the teen was acting alone.
“We have taken swift action to ensure the safety of the community and we are satisfied that any threat to the community posed by the individual has been mitigated.”
He is facing charges of one count of planning a terrorism attack and one of preparing for foreign incursions.
Khaja was stopped at Sydney Airport in February trying to travel to Syria and his passport was cancelled.
3. Peter Dutton: “Illiterate and innumerate’ refugees would take Australian jobs.”
Immigration Minister Peter Dutton has said that “illiterate and innumerate” refugees would take Australian jobs or “languish” on the dole and use free health services provided by Medicare.
Speaking to Sky News presenter Paul Murray about a Greens idea to boost the refugee intake to 50,000 Mr Dutton said
“They won’t be numerate or literate in their own language, let alone English,”
“These people would be taking Australian jobs, there’s no question about that,” he said.
“For many of them that would be unemployed, they would languish in unemployment queues and on Medicare and the rest of it so there would be huge cost and there’s no sense in sugar-coating that, that’s the scenario,”