KEY POINTS

  • The 21-year-old teacher's aide faces several charges for a series of sexual attacks on children over three days
  • The man admitted to filming himself raping a first-grade student inside a toilet cubicle at a Brisbane, Australia, school
  • Police found in the man's computer two videos showing the man abusing other young girls

A teacher's assistant in Brisbane, Australia, has admitted to filming videos of himself sexually abusing young girls, a court heard Saturday.

The 21-year-old man, whose identity has not been disclosed, is facing several sexual assault charges for a series of attacks on children, including the rape of a 6-year-old girl inside a bathroom at the Brisbane school where he worked, Brisbane Magistrates Court heard Saturday, according to The Courier-Mail.

The man was arrested after a teacher at the Brisbane school saw a phone propped up and facing the school bathroom, police said.

The unnamed teacher immediately called police, who then traced the phone to the 21-year-old teacher's aide.

When he was questioned by police, the teacher's assistant confessed to a video on the phone that showed him raping a female first-grade student "for about 10 minutes inside a toilet cubicle at the school," Judge Suzette Coates said.

Police searched the man's computer and found two videos showing the man abusing other young girls, the court heard.

Police said the man admitted to making the videos, which showed him making two young girls remove their clothes and sexually abusing them, according to court documents.

It was not clear when the attacks on the three children happened, but they all occurred within three days, the court heard.

Police also found in the aide’s computer pornographic cartoons depicting sex involving young children, authorities said.

The man was charged with three counts of indecent treatment of a child under 12 by a carer, four counts of making child exploitation material and three counts of possessing child exploitation material, the Daily Mail reported.

The man applied for bail, but the request was opposed by police, who described the allegations against the aide as "significantly predatory."

The teacher's assistant "sought out" work with access to "young children," senior police prosecutor Perri Cardiff said.

A check on the man's records showed that he had no criminal history prior to his arrest. He had a blue card, which is needed for an individual to be able to work with children.

Judge Coates called the facts in the man's case "disturbing."

“The fact that he works as a teacher where he is in a position of trust and he’s (alleged to have) abused that trust,” Coates stated.

The teacher's assistant was remanded in custody.

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