I'm innocent': Perth mother separated from children for crime she didn't commit
- Category: Child Protection Western Australia media and newspaper articles
- Created: Tuesday, 23 January 2018 11:10
- Written by Renae Henry - Nine News
Mother fighting to get children back after wrongful conviction.
A Perth mother is fighting to regain custody of her four children, after she was wrongfully convicted of a serious assault against one of them. The 28-year-old, who can’t be named for legal reasons, pleaded guilty to assaulting her 16 month old daughter in 2010.
She claims that despite her innocence, her lawyer advised her to confess to the crime. “I was told if I didn't, I would probably never see my kids again and that I would probably go to jail for a very long time,” she said.
“I didn’t know what to do, I was 20.”