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Queensland mum discovered her four-year-old daughter was sexually assaulted by a nine-year-old boy.

The woman from Caboolture, north of Brisbane, said the assault was discovered by the boy’s father in July, reports Daily Mail.

The incident is one of an increasing number of cases being reported in Queensland with school children carrying out upwards of 40 per cent of sexual assaults across the state, The Courier-Mail reported.

Queensland mother who discovered her four-year-old daughter was sexually assaulted by a nine-year-old boy has spoken out, reports Courier Mail.

The woman from Caboolture, north of Brisbane, said the assault was discovered by the boy’s father in July.

“(The boy) admitted to trying to put his doodle in her, and said (my daughter) had wanted to go but he wouldn’t let her leave,” she said.

She said it took police 10 days to speak to the boy and his father.

The boy has since been sent for counselling but he was not charged over the matter.

Under Australian legislation, children who are aged 10 years or younger are not charged with offences as they do not know right from wrong due to their age.

The Courier Mail reports, school-aged kids are now responsible for more than 40 per cent of all sexual assault offences in Queensland, with experts warning easy access to violent pornography is spawning hundreds of young copycat offenders.

In September two twelve year old Sydney boys were charged with the alleged rape of a six-year-old girl at their primary school.

For help: Lifeline 13 11 14. Kid’s Helpline: 1800 55 1800

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  • Children sexually assaulting children. What the hell is this world coming to?

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  • I’m wondering how many of these incidents are not being reported. What is causing them to escalate. I praise the father who reported his son and hope that the counselling works for this boy and he never does anything like this again. I hope the little girl gets help too.

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  • It is so concerning the increased number of these incidents. It just blows my mind that we’re even having this discussion. This should not be happening. Children this young should not even understand any of this. What is going on?

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  • Our children are exposed to way more then they should be,
    I was stunned the other day to discover that a 12yr old girl I know watches Orange is the New black. her Mother said that she discovered her daughter was watching and knew the storyline so by then the horse had bolted so it was too late so she now allows her to watch it. Im stunned.

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  • Oh my god…..are you kidding me?! This is horrific, for the little girl and her parents. And also the little boy, I can’t help wonder what he’s being exposed to at home to be doing this. Glad he’s been sent for counselling

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  • How awful !
    Maybe to get charged for this at this sge is a bit heavy, but I do think at that age they should know right from wrong and it should have some of a consequence.

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  • A lot of children like to explore but I do beleive that a 10 or 12 year old knows what he is doing and if he gets away with it with a slap on the wrist he will do it again. Next time someone could get seriously hurt or the scars it leaves on the victim can have a lot of consequences for them. Parents need to put tighter controls on what kids see on the internet and on TV., and a slap on the wrist is not enough to deter them from doing it again

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  • It would seem young people are looking at the wrong sites on the internet. Just so hard to believe such young children are doing these things.

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  • Seriously these statistics are frightening. What is the world coming to. 40% of cases being commited by children is unacceptable. How much of it is going undetected.

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  • There is too much easy access to inappropriate content and not enough supervision.

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  • This is terribly disturbing on many levels, who is policing what these kids are watching/exposed to!?!

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  • l hope the four year old girl gets the counselling she will need.

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  • If we are going to give our children sex education that young we need to make sure that they know how old they have to be before it is legal. In SA there is a legal mininum age that a girl can have sex.

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  • This is so sad to hear. How can a 9 years old boy think about such a thing? I find it really upsetting. And the little girl… :-(

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  • This is disturbing and alarming that it is happening at school! I have two primary aged daughters and assume that they would be safe at school!

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