Knox teacher kept his job after showing pornography

Knox teacher kept his job after showing pornography

A convicted sex offender and former teacher at a prestigious Sydney boys school has told a child abuse hearing, he was shocked he was allowed to keep his job, after admitting to showing pornography to students.

The Royal Commission in to child sexual abuse is this week holding public hearings into abuse by teachers at Sydney’s Knox Grammar school, between 1970 and 2003.

Former teacher Craig Treloar, who was convicted of a number of sexual abuse in 2010, has fronted the hearing today.

He says he admitted to the school’s headmaster in 1987 he had shown pornography to students, but was not fired, and the matter was not referred to police.

“The decision was that obviously I would leave the boarding house, that I would lose my teaching position for a period of six months,” he said.

It comes after a former student told the hearing yesterday, abuse at Knox was so common, he wasn’t even sure whether it was wrong when he was abused in 1980.

The hearing continues until the end of next week, and is expected to hear from a number of former students and staff members.

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