Former Knox Grammar teacher missing after Royal Commission no-show

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A former Knox Grammar teacher who was once arrested for masturbating outside a school is wanted by police after failing to turn up to the Royal Commission into child abuse on Tuesday.

Chris Fotis, 52, has not been seen at his Nelson Bay house for almost a week, with police issuing a warrant for his arrest after the no-show.

Fotis is suspected to be the balaclava-clad man dressed in a Knox tracksuit who hid under a bed and molested a year eight student in a boarding house at the school in the late 1980s.

King’s School headmaster Tim Hawkes, who was at Knox at the time and recently came under fire for his handling of the incident, described the attack as “bizarre” and “frightening.”

Fotis was dismissed from his position as a religion teacher after being arrested in 1989 for masturbating outside a school in North Ryde.

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