Bombshell of a life torn apart at Knox Grammar

The Australian

FEBRUARY 28, 2015

Natasha Robinson
Senior Writer

Ean Higgins

IT was a number dialled by mistake, the kind of happy accident of modern technology that ends in a welcome reunion with a boyhood kindred spirit.

Roger Hanney had accident­ally called the number of his Knox Grammar schoolmate, Graham(whose name has been changed to protect his identity), and the pair — one a consultant, the other an artist — swapped stor­ies of their recent lives.

The conversation last November turned to the mates’ alma mater, one of the nation’s most exclusiv­e independent schools, where fees top $28,000 in the senior years.

Five former Knox teachers had been convicted in 2009 of sex offenc­es against Knox students, and the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse was probing how the existence of such a pedophile ring at Knox was allowed to continue for so long.

Amid the casual conversation between the old friends came a bombshell, as Graham revealed a long-held secret.

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