This story was all over the news last night:
For legal reasons they "can't" identify the teacher - who is being charged with over TWO HUNDREND cases of assault and indecent dealings with female students at her school.A female teacher from Brisbane will face trial on more than 200 charges of sexually assaulting a female pupil over a two-year period.
The 26-year-old woman, who cannot be named, was ordered to stand trial late yesterday after a drawn out committal hearing process.
The teacher was arrested in March last year and charged with 92 counts of unlawful and indecent dealing with a child under 16, while in her care.
After appearing in Beenleigh Magistrates Court for mention in June, police indicated they had charged her with 137 additional counts of indecent dealing with a child under 16 - taking the total number of alleged offences against the pupil to 229.
Police allege the woman, who taught at a school south of Brisbane, first assaulted the girl in 2003 when she was 13 and continued the abuse until she was 15.
Yesterday in Beenleigh Magistrates Court, Magistrate Basil Gribbin ordered her to stand trial on all 229 charges.
The date of the trial is yet to be set.
And yet all over the news they were splashing the name and face of the brave teacher (who is a friend of mine) who stood up and reported the monster. The accused is protected, but it's the woman who we have to thank for standing up and protecting our children who has to bear the brunt of the media attention. Until the trial is over, it's her face people will see, her name that will be associated with the trial. She's the one who is going to be seen in some circles as the "dobber" and trouble maker.
It just seems unfair