Updated Fri Jun 28, 2013
Catholic school teacher, Brother Martin Harmata, who worked at Sydney’s Patrician Brothers Blacktown College has pleaded guilty to eight charges of sexually abusing three children in his care in the 1980s.
Editor’s Note: The Diocese of Parramatta has informed the ABC that it did not oppose the lifting of the suppression order on the school’s name; that it did not pay for Br Martin Harmata’s legal representation or costs; and that it did not authorise or pay for a hire car to pick up Br Martin Harmata from the court proceedings.
EMMA ALBERICI, PRESENTER: A Catholic school teacher who worked at Sydney’s Patrician Brothers Blacktown college has pleaded guilty to eight charges of sexually abusing three children in his care.
The District Court revoked a suppression order that previously prevented publication of Harmata’s name or the name of the school.
The abuse took place in the mid and late 1980s.
Brother Martin Harmata taught science and maths at Patrician Brothers college Blacktown for 30 years. He left the school in 2012 after one of his victims confronted him in the playground.
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