A Catholic school girl was found guilty on Monday of making a school calendar and posting it online.
The girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons, had her photograph taken for a school project and the calendar was placed in a school bin.
The court heard the student, who is now 16, was responsible for copying and pasting images onto the calendar and was also responsible for creating a calendar.
The court heard a number of photographs were taken of the girl, including her hair, nails and clothing. “
This girl was responsible.”
The court heard a number of photographs were taken of the girl, including her hair, nails and clothing.
“She took the calendar in her hand and the photographs were posted to Facebook,” Ms Taylor said.
“There was a lot of conversation about what to do with it.”
You cannot be a Catholic school teacher and not take photos.
“The photos of you were taken from a place of trust.”
Ms Taylor told jurors the image was not an official school calendar.
“That image is not one of the official school calendars,” she said.
“The image is one that you made for yourself and that you took to the school in your own image.”
The defendant was not in court but was heard by an expert witness.
The defendant had previously been convicted of making and possessing indecent images of children, but was found not guilty in July last year.
She was released on bail until her sentencing on September 25.
Ms Taylor said the offending did not involve a school.
This is the first time a Catholic School has been found guilty.
“There are many other schools that have been found to be using school images without permission,” she told the court.
A number of images of the offending were taken by Ms Taylor from the court, including one of a schoolgirl with a black cat on her chest and a teacher with her pupils in her lap.
After the trial, a number Catholic schools in Melbourne and Perth said they had removed their calendars from their website, but they would not comment further.
In a statement to the ABC, the Archdiocese of Melbourne said the Archbishops Conference was deeply concerned about the image.
We ask the media to respect our privacy in this difficult time.
Topics:courts-and-trials,law-crime-and_justice,courts,courthouses-and‐courts/church-and%E2%80%99s,australia,melbourne-3000,vic,aucksburg-3798,vicnews2450,vicsource ABC News (AUSTRALIA)First posted October 08, 2019 12:33:38Contact Cathy KastorMore stories from Victoria