Sydney Morning Herald
Royal commission into child sex abuse: Please call home, mother tells fugitive former Knox teacher Chris Fotis who failed to appear
February 27, 2015
The mother of fugitive teacher Chris Fotis wants him to call home and assure her that he is safe following his failure to appear before the royal commission into the responses to child abuse.
Police issued a warrant for the arrest of Mr Fotis, 52, following his failure to appear before the commission in Sydney on Tuesday to give evidence about his time teaching at Knox Grammar in the 1980s, when he was among teachers who are now suspected of child abuse.
Lois Fotis told Fairfax Media she did she did not know her son’s whereabouts, nor did she know about the allegations raised at the royal commission.
“No I didn’t,” she said from her Nelson Bay home at Port Stephens on Friday.
Her partner, Richard, said: “It was last Tuesday week when he left here. He didn’t say anything. He should have rung her at least to say he was all right.”
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