Posts Tagged ‘boarding school’



Age:   64  (2017)


Offence:  Found guilty in June, 2015 of seven offences against one student, 14, including multiple charges of sexual intercourse, and four offences against a second student, 14, including sexual intercourse

Sentence:  Sentenced to seven years’ jail, with a minimum term of four years and six months and an earliest release date in June, 2022.

Other:   Clegg worked at a St John of God boarding school for boys with educational and behavioural problems during two periods in the 1980s. The school cannot be named for legal reasons. He was described as a Welfare Officer, Family Counsellor and member of the Community and Family Care Unit.





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Former boarding master at Scots School in Bathurst, Raymond John Woods, jailed for sexually assaulting students

By court reporter Jamelle Wells

Posted Tue 1 Jul 2014, 1:51pm AEST

A former teacher at a boarding school in central western New South Wales has been jailed for up to eight years for sexually assaulting students.

Former housemaster and teacher Raymond John Woods was convicted of 21 offences he committed at The Scots School in Bathurst between 1983 and 1989.

They include sexually and indecently assaulting five boys and gross indecency offences.

In sentencing him to eight years in jail with a non-parole period of four years, Judge Robert Toner told Sydney’s Downing Centre District Court that Woods groomed his victims in a deliberate and calculated way.

Judge Toner told the court Woods targeted vulnerable children at the private college.

“In each of these cases the conduct of the offender was deliberate,” he said.

Judge Toner noted that Woods is now 67 and will be significantly older when he gets of of jail.

“I have little doubt he will he held in protective custody,” he said.

Woods sat in the dock crying before he was led away by court officers.

He will be eligible for parole in May 2018.


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Age:  81  (2014)


Location:  Huon Valley / TAS  Bendigo / VIC


Offence:  Found guilty of five counts of indecent assault on three boys at St Vincent’s College in Bendigo in

the 1960s. He was cleared of a sixth indecent assault charge.


Sentence:  Sentenced to three years jail with two-and-a-half years of the term was suspended. Jennings has

already served 2 months while awaiting sentence & has 4 more months to serve. He is due for release in August 2014.


Other:  Jennings was a Catholic priest and dorm master at a Victorian boarding school. He had previously been on

trial for sexually assaulting boys at St Stanislaus’ Catholic College in Bathurst in central western NSW but was found

not guilty of all charges. Now lives in the Huon Valley in Tasmania.


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