Primary School Teacher Charged over Claims he Sexually Assaulted Female Students as Young as Six in Front of their Classmates

A Queensland teacher is facing charges over repeated sexual assault on female students at a primary school he taught at in the late 1990s.

Two victims spoke of their abuse from the teacher who took them behind his desk and sexually assaulted them in front of their class at

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They described how the set up of his desk was used to facilitate the abuse without being seen.

The 62-year-old Brisbane teacher charged over claims of sexual abuse in the late 1990s

Two victims said the man took them behind his desk to sexual assault them in front of the class

‘It’s honestly something that has been on my mind ever since it happened. It’s never really left. I guess I just didn’t really know the channels to go through, to get help and to find out how to get him and make a complaint,’ one woman said.

‘It happened in the classroom in front of everyone, so you’d walk back to your seat, looking at people,’ another woman told Seven News on Friday.

He was suspended from teaching in 2014 after he was accused of sexually assaulting female students.

A year later he pleaded guilty to nine counts of indecent treatment of girls under 16 in the Brisbane District court.

The Eaton’s Hill resident was sentenced to three years and six months in jail for preying on seven of his students in the 1980s which was suspended after 12 months.

The abuse took place at Ferny Hills State School in the 1990s - he has worked across ten schools in Brisbane. 

The 62-year-old has taught in ten schools across Brisbane with fears growing he has abused many other students over his 30 year career.

He began his career in regional Queensland and at the time of his arrest he was working at a private school in Brisbane’s north side.

The man is currently on watch house bail and is expected to face court next month.

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