State service employee stood down over alleged sexual abuse

A state service employee from the north of the State has been stood down pending an investigation into an historical allegation of alleged sexual abuse.

The allegation has been referred to Tasmania Police for assessment.

Principles of natural justice and other legal considerations demand that further comment is not made whilst the investigation is underway. We also need to make sure that we fulfil our duty of care to our employees and do not prejudice investigations.

It is important to note that being stood down is not an indication of wrongdoing. The presumption of innocence until proven guilty must be upheld.

This brings the number of workers recently stood down to 14.

Of these:

  • 10 relate to historical allegations
  • 4 relate to contemporary allegations
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