Alasdair Webster Update: Child Abuse Trial To Proceed

Alasdair Webster

Former Daruk Training School superintendent and federal politician Alasdair Webster has failed in his bid to have child abuse charges against him thrown out of court. Kelso Lawyers has previously written about the allegations against Webster and the house of horrors that was Daruk Training School.

Facing 20 charges against children at Daruk Training School, Webster argued that the trial should not go ahead on account of his advanced age, impaired functioning and his recurrent shingles.

The court rejected Webster’s arguments that this amounted to ‘unacceptable unfairness’ and approved the trial to go ahead. Webster has pled not guilty to a range of serious child abuse offences, including buggery, indecent assault and assault occasioning harm.

The ruling will be a great relief for Webster’s alleged victims, who were all former residents of Daruk Training School.

Kelso Lawyers welcomes the court’s decision. Having represented a significant number of abuse victims in Daruk Training School, including allegations against Webster, we are heartened to see the alleged victims will be allowed their day in court.

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