When Luke Margaritis was 13, he had the excitement & joy of preforming in the opening & closing ceremonies of the 1982 Commonwealth Games in Brisbane.
What made him want to take away excitement, joy & hope from other teens?
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In 2002 he was a chaperone to Ducie High pupils as they practiced for Manchester 2002 Commonwealth Games.
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In 1994, Margaritis took advantage of a 15-year-old student by giving him “a big cone” of marijuana before abusing him.
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In 1995, Margaritis plied a 13 year old boy with drugs & alcohol before abusing him.
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Both boys were students at St Edmund’s College.
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In 2010/2011, he moved to a little tiny town in Norseman Western Australia where he continued to teach disadvantaged students aged 12 – 16.
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In 2013, he opened a coffee shop in Brisbane called Milk Espresso Bar & Tea House.
http://youtu.be/zxDgb8BfU8w
This teacher has been all around Europe teaching, including Dulcie High.
If you or anyone you know have been abused by this man, Please contact your local police.
Also see story at https://aussiesexoffenders.wordpress.com/2014/01/26/luke-euthimios-margaritis/

 

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  1. […] Luke Margaritis – World traveling teacher & convicted paedophile […]

  2. gary says:

    I can’t believe it!!!! He was my tutor and food tech teacher at school in Bedfont he was a great teacher can’t believe he was actually a paedophile

  3. fstar says:

    Does anyone know if this guy has been released on parole? Was due on 13th of this month

  4. fstar says:

    He’s out on parole, been seen in public.

  5. Sean says:

    He was a serial abuser during the 90s of teenage boys from the Ipswich area. I was a teenager at the time and experienced it. It was common knowledge in certain circles in brisbane back then as well and no one thought anything of it. The man even had the gaul to run for mayor of ipswich on the family values bandwagon. His arrogance knew no bounds. He was a tall handsome good looking and very charismatic guy in his mid 20s at the time with a great house and swimming pool and the kids thought he was great. Glad he got caught just a shame he was released so quickly.

    • fstar says:

      Sean where you a student at the school Luke was teaching at? So sorry to hear this has happened to you I wonder how many other boys have been abused wherever he went!

    • Dave says:

      Sean if you were abused then you should report it. The only way to guarantee the safety of other children is to have him behind bars. He drugged and took advantage of children, he should never be allowed to roam the streets.

      • Sean says:

        I’m not sure how easy it would be. From what I’m reading he has already admitted to abusing two students and it looks like he was still released. My story is a little different as i was not a student at st edmonds. I was a year 12 student at another school and was “introduced” to Luke. So i would say that my situation wouldn’t stand up in court. I know of one other person who was a student at st edmonds and was abused by luke at the age of 14-15. I am still in touch with him but he lives in london. I met up with him on a holiday there last year and he knows that luke was convicted and said he wouldn’t he won’t report it. I’m afraid he feels that he was partly responsible because he was in year 10.

        • David says:

          Sean, if you were under 18 it is illegal to engage in sex and use drugs. Without consent, this would be called rape at any age. Your friend was clearly under age at 14, and him feeling “partly responsible” is what pedophiles do, they groom their victims, they entice and corrupt. He admitted in the 2nd conviction to having gotten a grade 8 boy stoned and proceeded to perform oral sex on him. The boy woke up and demanded to be driven home. Luke threatened to murder him if he told. That’s a predator. That’s a threat to society, and he was doing that before age 25.

          Margaritis set his life up around abusing. He went straight from highschool to university to do a teaching degree. He got a job at an all boys school and moved within close proximity to the school. His house had drugs and porn to corrupt those he could entice back. Now he’s spent 2 years incarcerated with other pedophiles, probably trading stories and methods. I don’t trust him and anyone who has the ability to put him away should consider it their civic duty.

        • Fstar says:

          Hi Sean, consensual anal sex in Queensland is 18! So you and your friend were still minors.

        • Fstar says:

          Also other sexual behaviour is consensual at 16

        • Justice says:

          Was your friend in Year 10 in 1998?

          Do you and your friend deserve justice for what happened to you?
          Doesn’t anyone who has been abused by an adult deserve justice?

  6. Fstar says:

    Yes Sean it’s up to you and your friend. What Dave is saying is correct, with the current climate of the Royal Commission into the Brisbane Boys Grammar horrendous situation these people need to be accountable for what they did. 2 years in prison isn’t enough punishment especially when he has ruined so many lives that we don’t know of.

    • David says:

      I suspect a former friend of mine was his victim. He was an outgoing, happy boy who often liked to use his charm to become teachers pet. But to a pedophile that would be considered flirting. Over the summer break something happened because he came back angry and dark. I spoke to him and he gave me a look like “why the fuck are you talking to me?”. Before Margo was even charged, I suspected that something happened between those two. He grew up to cut off anyone from his past and despite once being the most popular boy in my primary school, he has nothing to do with anyone who used to know him back then. I don’t know either way if he was a victim, but I heard in his late teens he was hitting the clubs with Margo, make of that what you will.

      • Sean says:

        Did your friend’s name start with N?

        • David says:

          No. I was wondering, besides you and your friend, how many do you personally know were involved with him?

          • Sean says:

            My friend went to st edmonds. Looking back I assume that I was his replacement. There were two boys from Ipswich Grammar who were also involved but I haven’t kept in touch with them. Tbh it was an 8 month period of my life that I moved away from and tried to forget about. It was only when luke was jailed that I looked back and realised what a nasty piece of work that man is. Glad he ended up in prison as he seriously thought nothing of it at the time. I was yr 12 and i did challenge him after I opened my eyes. He made out that all the teachers knew and by saying anything you’d just get expelled. Yes it sounds crazy now but at the time you just believed what you were told.

          • Fstar says:

            Sean that is terrible, I hope you are ok? Such a terrible thing to happen as a young person. He obviously was a predator and groomed you all for his own pleasure so wrong! No matter what fucked up thing might have happened to him or childhood it’s not an excuse. I just wonder how many others there are overseas in the UK that have been affected!

  7. David says:

    Well, I’m sure some teachers were suspicious of him and must have seen him fraternizing with students away from the classroom. But I broke the news to one of the teachers that he was incarcerated and he looked totally shocked and said “wow, I guess its true that you never know who it could be.” – – I think the signs were there but were ignored given his age and appearance. I do suspect that he was given a warning to get professional or leave as he went from looking casual to always wearing a shirt and tie (which no other teacher did) and seemed to be more distant from the students. It wouldn’t surprise me in the slightest if the school covered up for him, it’s what Christian Brothers are good at.

  8. Jack says:

    Luke was my grade eight teacher in 1994 when all this was going on. There was no indication to me that he was sexually abusing fellow students. That said, he chose to reveal to the class that were he to die, they would have to ‘bury me in a white coffin’ because he was a virgin (his way of saying he wasn’t interested in girls?). He also said ‘If I’m not married by 30, I’ll become a Christian Brother’ (already thinking about how to keep his access to boys unhindered for life I suppose with no questions asked as to why he was single). He had a group of boys who used to just sit up front and chat to him, I wasn’t one of them: never liked the greasy guy and his inattention to his actual job. Luke was a lousy teacher, and had no interest in teaching math at all. Back then I thought he saw teaching as an easy pay check, for him to fund his BMW and investment properties. Now I know that it was that, but more so as a means of getting boys over his house, where he would drug and sexually assault them. Luke was good at keeping it all hidden though: as I said, no-one knew that we had a notorious pedophile sitting in our midst. If any of his victims are reading this, I urge you: please come forward and make a report to the police. The last guy who did so got Margo to plead guilty, which at least put him on the record as a pedophile by his own admission. If others come forward, Margo will find himself back where he belongs: behind bars. This man is a psychopath, he is a predator, and your police report will not only help you get something off your chest, it will spare another 13 year old boy from being seduced and abused by this pervert. And that’s what you are Margo: you’re a dirty pervert.

    • Fstar says:

      Thanks for that insight Jack I too think that any other victims would benefit coming forward to get Margaritis back in jail. Just under two years for what he did destroying young boys/men’s lives wasn’t enough. He knew what he was doing.

  9. Frank says:

    Looks like convicted child rapist “margo” is getting back into the coffee business. He just registered a new ABN for his latest venture “COFFEESMITHS High Brew”. Personally I wouldn’t feel right drinking his concoctions after he drugged kids to rape them.
    “Would you like amyl nitrite with that?”
    – Excuse me?
    “I mean sugar?”

  10. Justice says:

    Did the Christian Brothers pay out Luke Margaritis his long service leave after 6 years in 1998 and not 7 years? Did he then move to the UK?
    Did the Christian Brothers take out an Insurance policy on the Liability of Luke Margaritis around 2004? Did they consider him a serial paedophile?
    Was a teacher told by students in 1999 that Luke Margaritis had sold drugs and slept with male students? Did that teacher report it to the Queensland police in 1999 and saw a file 2 inches thick?
    Was a later police investigation into this matter in the 2000’s headed by a former student of the school?
    Did two teachers report what they knew to the Royal Commission, both to be told not to worry he got a two years jail?

    • fstar says:

      What? I know these are questions but if this is all true why was this not part of the Royal Commission! Disgusting! And that the cops had a file on him back in 1999!!!

      • Brother Magee was principal at the time when most of the abuse occured. What did he know and when did he know it? Something happened to make Margo leave and take off overseas…I suspect he was fired and fled the country, only to abuse boys in the UK….

        • Justice says:

          Why would the Brothers fire Luke Margaritis and let him go overseas and not get the police to prosecute him?

      • Justice says:

        These questions were sent to the Royal Commission.

        Was there a Police file in 1998 and why did Luke Margaritis leave during that year suddenly?
        Was this to get rid of the problem or did Luke Margaritis have something to bribe the Brothers with or both?
        Who knew about it in 1998 at St Edmunds College? Did Principal Ted Magee or Deputy Principal Trish Kinnane or Year 12 Vocational Co-ordinator Sheila Elvin know?

    • Tony says:

      I hope this wasn’t a case him being known as a pedophile but kept on regardless. I wouldn’t think that the then principal Brother Magee would have done that (he seemed like a no-nonsense guy) but then again, who knows? The Christian Brothers aren’t exactly the most reputable of organisations.

      I got the feeling in 1996 that Margaritis had been told to shape up or ship out as he started to dress in a shirt and tie (which no other teachers did) so I figured he must be trying to save his job.

      I was told in 1999 he got fired for having a relationship with a “senior” student. I have a feeling that they suspected him for years.

  11. Justice says:

    Who was the senior student?
    Who told you he was fired for sleeping with a senior student?

    Why did he go to the UK? Did he get his long service leave early after 6 years and not 7?

    How much have the Christian Brothers helped Victims in this case?
    Have they offered to pay any legal fees in cases against Luke Margaritis?
    Has Brother Ted Magee or any other member of staff been willing to testify in your cases?

  12. Decency says:

    Interesting how there are limited comments after these comments from this Justice person.
    Why are all these people defending Brother Magee?
    Why are they saying that Luke Margaritis was fired?
    Why wasn’t it mentioned before Justice’s comments that Luke Margaritis was fired by the Chrisitian Brothers?

  13. Alix says:

    F**K SAKE!! I met Luke here in the UK in 1998 (I was 16 at the time) and worked with him at Seattle Coffee and then Starbucks! He came across the a cool cat with no troubles in the world. Would tell stories of giving up his “millions” to start again in the UK…. he was mopping floors on minimum wage…. we became friends fast and would hang out at his Canary Wharf penthouse smoking weed…. not once did he ever come across as a dirty f**king nonce….never ever tried anything with me and actually told his gay mates to leave me well alone as I am not homosexual… the guy f**king protected me from gay advances for crying out loud!! In 2000 we had a stall together at the Notting Hill Carnival and made an absolute fortune…. then he we went cold and vanished…. have always wondered what happened to him…. spent 10 years wondering if he was ok and even on a business trip to Sydney 2 years ago I thought to look him up. Just moved house this week and found his old mobile number written on a card… hence why he jumped back into my mind… thought to just google his name this morning and I cant believe what I am reading….. dirty c*nt!! He has gone from a “friend” to somebody I want to destroy. I actively hunt paedophiles here in the UK and never in my life thought I would put somebody I know on my radar… Luke if you read this…. you know who I am (just think “perfection” and I am sure you will realise who I am), you have f**king let me down and destroyed innocent lives of children for your own sick needs! How f**king dare you! Nonce!! What really scares me is that maybe you were trying to groom me at the time but I didn’t fall for it did I? Maybe that’s why you went cold on me! Or was I too f**king old for you?? Always knew I’d find you one day but you have f**king broken me now that I have…. to think I called you a friend!! C**T!!!

    • Jack. says:

      You were probably too old for Margo: he liked his victims to be 12-14 years of age. Consider yourself lucky! And just so you know, he’s back in the coffee business, running another cafe.

  14. Jack. says:

    Luke is back in the coffee business, running a new cafe in the Brisbane/Ipswich area. People rave about his coffee…they have no idea that they are being served by a convicted pedophile who once threatened to kill a boy if he spoke to the police about drugging and sexually assaulting him. If he lived in America, he’d be in jail for the rest of his life. But that’s our system. In some ways I think it’s good that he’s busy, doing something with his life…on the other hand, I worry that he’s a monster, and that this is just another way for him to meet boys to groom and sexually abuse.

    • Concerned says:

      The cafe is around south west side of Brisbane. On the way to Ipswich I hibknits a one man band. So as you said Jack let’s hope he’s busy and not into grooming. Alix y s you may have been too old and not from a broken / dysfunctional family to be able to groom. I think you are the first person from the U.K. to comment here? I think we all wonder if the abuse continued when he was in the U.K.?

      • Jack says:

        I know where it is, the address, the opening hours, everything. I’m not going to post it here, because I don’t want someone going to jail for taking matters into their own hands.

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