Thursday, July 22, 2010

Teacher molested sleeping boys, court told

Teacher molested sleeping boys, court told
Updated 10 hours 15 minutes ago

Map: Bathurst 2795 A former student from a boarding school in central-west New South Wales has told a court that he knew a teacher was molesting his classmates.

The student has given evidence at the trial of 77-year-old James Patrick Jennings who has been charged with six counts of indecent assault.

Mr Jennings is accused of molesting several young boys while he taught at St Stanislaus in Bathurst during the 1960s.

The former student has told the court that he saw Mr Jennings enter the dormitory where he slept and sit on one of the victim's beds for ten minutes.

He said that once Mr Jennings had left he went over to talk to the victim, who was very upset and crying.

The jury will hear evidence from several of the victims during the course of the trial.

No comments: