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Former Woodlawn teacher on sex assault charges

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The alleged offences occurred between 1967 and 1993 and involved ten male students at the school.

The arrest is the result of the formation of strike Force Golvo by detectives from Richmond Local Area Command in April this year to investigate reports that ten students were sexually assaulted by a teacher at Woodlawn Catholic College.

As a result of the investigations, strike force detectives visited a home on Dibbs Street, East Lismore, earlier yesterday (Wednesday June 4) where they arrested a 74-year-old man.

They took him to Lismore Police Station where they charged him with 36 offences relating to the sexual and indecent assault of children.

The man, who was in ‘a position of trust’ at the school, according to police, was given conditional bail to appear at Lismore Local Court on July 14.

Detective Inspector Cameron Lindsay from Richmond LAC has urged former students who saw anything suspicious during their time at the school, or their parents, to contact the police.

Inquiries by Strike Force Golvo continue and investigators urge anyone with information is to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://www1.police.nsw.gov.au/.

 


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