The Courier-Mail

Out for child porn count


A BRISBANE primary school teacher accused of possessing child porn will remain suspended until criminal charges against him are finalised, a tribunal has ruled.

Maximillia­n Ernst Hodgess, 43, was charged by the Crime and Corruption Commission in June after he was allegedly found with more than 7000 encrypted child exploitati­on images and videos. The Queensland College of Teachers suspended his teacher’s registrati­on but a decision on its continuati­on was referred to the Queensland Civil and Administra­tive Tribunal.

Hodgess is yet to enter a plea and is due to reappear in court next month. AUSTRALIA Zoo’s successful giraffe breeding program has been dealt a blow with the death of a calf.

The latest offspring of mum Rosie did not survive long after its birth this month.

The female calf was the fourth giraffe born at the zoo in two years and Rosie’s second.

Staff at the Sunshine Coast zoo said the calf had difficulty standing and feeding.

“Unfortunat­ely due to complicati­ons, the calf did not survive long after being born,” a zoo spokesman said.

“Rosie is coping well and has begun rejoining the herd on the ‘African savannah’.”

Giraffes generally breed well in captivity.

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