Charlotte Wilson, Save the Children case manager at detention centre until February 2015, alleges ‘bartering and trading, including of sexual favours’
The Guardian, By Paul Farrell, June 19
Guards at the Nauru detention centre may have paid for sex with refugees in the community and circulated sex tapes of their encounters, a former case manager on the island has alleged.
The shocking allegations are contained in a submission by Charlotte Wilson, a former Save the Children case manager at the Nauru detention centre from January 2014 to February 2015.
A Senate inquiry is investigating conditions and serious allegations at the Australian-run facility on the island.
Wilson alleged that both Australian and Nauruan guards on the island – who work for the company Wilson Security, subcontracted by Transfield Services – “frequently abused their positions of power” at the centre. She said it was “common knowledge” there was “bartering and trading, including of sexual favours, within the camp”.
Some of the allegations about trading sexual favours for showers and drugs were substantiated in a report by the former integrity commissioner Philip Moss.
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