Teacher to give evidence at abuse inquiry

June 11, 2014

A senior teacher from a school where multiple allegations of child sexual abuse were made against a Marist Brother will give evidence at a royal commission

The former assistant principal of a Marist Brothers school will tell a royal commission how the church dealt with complaints of child sexual assault against a teacher.

Jan O'Grady was the deputy headmaster at St Carthage's School in Lismore in NSW's northeast where former brother Gregory Sutton is alleged to have sexually assaulted at least five boys and girls between 1985 and 1987.

The school allegedly received complaints from parents and fellow teachers about Sutton's misconduct and the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Abuse, currently sitting in Canberra, is assessing if these reports were handled adequately.


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