Crown Solicitor defends Carenne staff charged with whistleblower offence

Charges against three senior Carenne Special School staff were mentioned before the local court in Bathurst on Monday 10 May. Lee Churches, Neil Moon and Terry Neal are facing charges of taking detrimental action against a whistleblower.

Prosecutor Nathan Carter wasn't present in court due and was excused by Magistrate Jan Stevenson. The three defendants didn't appear but were represented by barrister Anna Mitchelmore on behalf of the Crown Solicitor. At the last mention, the court was told that the defendants had applied for representation by the Crown Solicitor which has now been granted.

The defendants have made a plea of not guilty to the charges.

The magistrate ordered that evidence be served and listed the charges for further mention on 29 June 2010.