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Former Families SA carer jailed for 12 years

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A former Families SA carer who sexually abused two young girls in his care has been sentenced to 12 years in prison.

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Aaron Sean Jaede, 34, appeared by video-link in the South Australian District Court today after earlier pleading guilty to five counts of unlawful intercourse with a person under 14 years and one count of aggravated indecent assault.

Jaede sexually abused the girls, who were just 11 and 12 at the time, between 2014 and 2016.

Chief Judge Michael Evans sentenced him to 12 years and 18 days in prison, with a non-parole period of nine years, seven months and 21 days.

Evans said Jaede took advantage of his position and abused the trust of his victims.

“Your actions have fundamentally altered the childhood of two young girls, to their detriment,” he said.

“The memories of your actions are something that your victims will now have to live with for the rest of their lives.”

Outside court, the mother of one of the victims said she was “so, so angry” at the sentence.

“They took her vulnerability, they took her youth, they took her from me because she now just wants to closet herself in and try to mend,” she told reporters.

– AAP

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