10 Aug 2019

New Caledonia daycare centre boss jailed for child sex abuse

4:50 pm on 10 August 2019
Domestic violence

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The director of a daycare centre in New Caledonia has been has been jailed after being charged with the sexual abuse of three children.

The prosecutor says the 55-year-old man, who ran an arts centre for children in Noumea, was detained for questioning on Friday when he partly admitted to the allegations.

The man is alleged to have abused three children between the ages of four and 11 between 2016 and now.

In the early hours of today, two vehicles belonging to the centre and parked outside the premises were torched.