Willie Kovac

Posted: December 12, 2012 by Serendipity in Victoria
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http://www.abc.net.au/news/2005-12-02/former-schoolteacher-jailed-for-sex-abuse/753352

Former schoolteacher jailed for sex abuse

Updated Fri Dec 2, 2005 3:31pm AEDT

A former Melbourne schoolteacher has been sentenced to nine-and-a-half years in jail for sex offences against three boys in the 1960s and 1970s.

St Kilda man Willie Kovac, 73, pleaded guilty to nine counts of indecent assault.

The Victorian County Court heard the victims were aged between nine and 13-years-old.

The offences against the first boy happened at a school camp and while Kovac was driving the second student home.

The court heard the physical education teacher exploited the third victim’s desperate family financial state by paying him for sexual services.

Judge Pamela Jenkins said the convicted paedophile had been the most evil influence on his victims’ lives, with the three suffering from severe alcohol and drug addictions, broken marriages and unemployment.

She sentenced him to nine-and-a-half years in jail with a five-and-a-half year non-parole period.

Outside court, one of the victims said he regretted not reporting Kovac sooner.

“I really hope that it encourages other victims to come forward,” he said.

“It’s something that seems to be or has been very rife in our society and it needs more publicity.”

 

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