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Child abuse charges dropped against Department of Human Services worker

Police have dropped historic child sexual abuse charges against a child protection worker after deciding they did not have enough proof to convict her, despite photographing her pelvic region against her wishes to help their investigation.

Melbourne Court - The AgeKatrina Arrendondo​, who works in the child protection division of the Department of Health and Human Services, was stood down after she was charged in September with one count of sexual penetration and one count of an indecent act against a child under 16 years under her supervision, care or authority.

The abuse was alleged to have occurred at the…

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