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MAFS star’s relative jailed

- LUCY RUTHERFORD

THE stepbrothe­r of a Married at First Sight star dealt methamphet­amine to his close friends to pay for his own drug addiction – and has now been jailed for nearly three years.

Matthew Raymond Greco, 33, was sentenced in the District Court on Friday for traffickin­g the “highly addictive drug.”

His lawyer had told the judge Greco, pictured, turned to meth to cope with working long hours at an Adelaide Central Market fruit and vegetable stall. He had taken on additional responsibi­lities after his stepfather had a stroke and his stepbrothe­r, Jesse Konstantin­off, found fame on the reality TV show.

Judge Geraldine Davison said police searched Greco’s Colonel Light Gardens home on July 30, 2019.

“In your bedroom they located a black Puma bag between pillows of the bed. Inside the bag there were three plastic resealable bags, containing a total of 12.92g of methamphet­amine,” she said.

Police also found 3.77g of GHB, also known as fantasy, resealable bags, electronic scales and an ice pipe.

Greco had previously pleaded guilty to drug traffickin­g. The court heard he was “a longstandi­ng user” who supplied methamphet­amine to close friends to offset the cost of his own drug habit.

Michael Woods, for Greco, told the Adelaide Magistrate­s Court in December that his client turned to methamphet­amine to cope with long hours working at the Central Market.

Judge Davison sentenced Greco to two years, nine months and 19 days jail, with a non-parole period of 16 months.

THE principal of a prestigiou­s Adelaide girls’ school wants the safety of young women to be considered as important as their academic results, warning too many are suffering through a “silent pandemic” of sexual assault.

Loreto College principal Nicole Archard, pictured, is urging “every parent” to have a conversati­on with their children about sexual consent – even if they think they are too young.

She argues the spectre of sexual assault “permeates like a silent disease”, from Parliament House to schools, homes and “dark laneways”.

“Forget NAPLAN (results), forget ATAR (scores), I just want to know that the girls I care for ... are safe from sexual assault,” Dr Archard said.

“I can assure you that schools are doing all they can, but I urge every parent reading this to sit down tonight and have a conversati­on with your child.

“Don’t put this conversati­on off until you think they are old enough because, by then, it will be too late”.

Dr Archard – a mother of three adult daughters – adds it is critical for young people to understand “what sexual assault is and how to not become a perpetrato­r”.

Her comments come as federal and state parliament­s are grappling with allegation­s of sexual assault and harassment.

Sex Discrimina­tion Commission­er Kate Jenkins is conducting a review of the workplace culture inside Canberra’s Parliament House, after separate allegation­s of rape were levelled against Attorney-General Christian Porter and a former staff member in Defence Industry Minister Linda Reynolds’ office.

Mr Porter has denied the allegation­s.

An inquiry into the South Australian parliament also uncovered claims of indecent exposure, harassment and assault.

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