November 3, 2020
By Rebecca Turner
Two former teachers at prestigious Catholic boys school Trinity College in Perth have been found guilty of failing to report suspected child sexual abuse.
Ian Francis Hailes and Anthony Paul Webb were both fined $1,200 in the Perth Magistrates Court this morning and given spent convictions.
They are believed to be the first people convicted under WA’s mandatory reporting laws.
Their case relates to a school rugby trip to Japan, during which they learned that one of the students in their care, named as AB, was allegedly sexually assaulted by some of his team mates.
They were the only people to be charged as a result of the alleged incident at a hotel on the outskirts of Tokyo in April 2017.
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