Also this month, but in Australia, a Victorian man convicted of raping a 14 year old boy in a public toilet in 1996 successfully obtained a Working with Children Check (WWCC).

The Herald Sun reported that back in 1996 after being raped, the young boy immediately went to police and reported the crime. The defendant who was 30 at the time, who cannot be named, pleaded guilty.

He was convicted but received a wholly suspended nine month sentence so he didn’t spend any time in jail for the crime.

He now wants to work with disabled children and despite his initial application for a WWCC being rejected, he successfully appealed to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal.