Teacher Charged With Sexual Offense Involving A Child


A teacher in South Australia is being charged with a sexual offense involving a minor, according to a report from Daily Mail.

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The former relief teacher, Ammy Singleton, faced the Port Augusta Court after being accused of inappropriately communicating with a child in an attempt to orchestrate a sexual encounter. Singleton interacted with the child for a month in 2021, between November 1 and 30.

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Singleton was arrested on December 23, 2021, and first appeared in court on February 14, 2022.

After the incident was made public, David Lawton, principal of the Port Augusta West Primary School, issued a statement to his school community.

In the letter, which was posted by Daily Mail, Lawton explained that Singleton had worked at the school for a single day in July 2020.

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“Police have advised the Department for Education they do not have any objections to the department informing the school community,” he wrote in the letter.

Lawton went on to assure the school community that the students of Port Augusta West Primary School were safe, and not involved in the incident.

“This incident does not involve any students at our school and the information available to the school suggests there is no need for any concern for any children at our school.”

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The letter also mentioned Singleton’s bail conditions.

“Ms. Singleton has bail conditions that prevent her from engaging in any child-related work,” Lawton wrote. “If you have any concerns about the safety and welfare of your child, please feel free to contact me directly at the school.”

Singleton is expected to return to the Port Augusta Court on July 20.

The South Australia Police did not provide additional information when contacted by Daily Mail Australia.