Trinity College former principal ‘stunned’ by alleged sex assault of student on rugby tour


March 25, 2020

By Rebecca Turner

The former principal of a prestigious Perth Catholic school was “stunned” to hear allegations that one of his students had been sexually assaulted with a carrot by some teammates while on a rugby tour to Japan almost three years ago, a Perth court has been told.

Ivan Banks, who was principal of Trinity College for almost 11 years, was giving evidence on the second day of the trial of two former Trinity teachers who have been charged under mandatory reporting laws.

Ian Francis Hailes and Anthony Paul Webb have both pleaded not guilty to failing to report an incident of child sexual abuse.

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