The list of persons facing criminal proceedings, in the Children's Court include, Chris Tinkler, Alan Howe from Melbourne's Sunday Herald Sun and Jeni O'Dowd from The Sunday Telegraph in Sydney. The TV personalities facing proceedings include, high-profile names such as, David Koch, Melissa Doyle, Naomi Robson and newsreaders Jennifer Keyte and Natalie Barr.
Padraic Murphy, reports in The Australian that, if the charges were proved and the defendants were indeed convicted, 'could face up to two years' jail for breaching section 26 of the Children's and Young Persons Act'. However, the magistrate Mr. Steven Raleigh, though expressing his concern that none of the defendants had bothered to turn up for the proceedings, has made it known that, an appropriate penalty of tendering an apology letter to the Children's Court, may be imposed. (adapted from the Sunday Morning Herald).
The person interviewed: an Australian citizen of Indian origin, settled in Australia, and has been residing in Australia for more than seventeen years.