Former Trinity Grammar teacher Neil Futcher jailed for ‘predatory’ child abuse

Sydney Morning Herald

Ava Benny-Morrison

A former Trinity Grammar School teacher who inflicted “systemic and predatory” sexual abuse on young boys will spend at least the next 11 years behind bars.

Wearing a prison issued green T-shirt and grasping a walking stick, Neil Albert Futcher struggled to stand as he was sentenced on Friday for his crimes against six victims as young as 11, committed up to 43 years ago.

Futcher was a primary school teacher at Trinity Grammar School and worked as a swimming coach when he abused his victims between 1974 and 1981.

He had also previously taught at Sydney Grammar School and was also a boarding master at Knox Grammar School.

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