Asylum centre accused of covering up sex abuse of 6 year old boy

Staff at an asylum seeker accommodation have been accused of a cover-up for allegedly telling the mother of a six-year-old boy not to complain about her child being sexually abused.

According to the mother, managers at the asylum seeker refuge told her that the child might be taken into care if she mentioned it.

The woman had left her son in the hands of a 23-year-old Iranian man in the asylum accommodation where they were both living.