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Arthur Henry Eaton – the child abuse charges

Here’s a concise summary of the allegations and charges against Arthur Henry Eaton, along with the places he worked:

  1. Arthur Henry Eaton:
    • Eaton was a state school teacher convicted in 1996.
    • He faced 25 counts of indecently assaulting nine boys.
    • The abuse occurred at Warrnambool West Primary School and Derinya Primary School in Frankston South, Victoria, Australia.
    • The boys were aged between 8 and 12 at the time of their abuse.
  2. Schools Where Eaton Worked:
    • Warrnambool West Primary School: Eaton abused one of the boys here, who reported the abuse to the school’s leadership in May 1992.
    • Derinya Primary School: Eaton abused eight boys from Derinya and one from Warrnambool West.
    • After the abuse allegations surfaced, Eaton was moved to two other schools:
      • Belvedere Park Primary School in Seaford (second half of 1992).
      • Derinya Primary School (from January 1993 until his arrest in March 1996).
    • Shockingly, despite the existence of abuse allegations, Eaton was due to be honoured with the Victorian Teacher of the Year award at the time of his arrest.
    • Former colleagues described him as a popular teacher who “fooled” the community by walking the school grounds with a guide dog puppy.
  3. Legal Action and Compensation:
    • At least five abuse survivors are currently suing the Victorian Department of Education in Melbourne’s Supreme Court for their abuse by Eaton.
    • These cases could result in the department being forced to pay millions of dollars in compensation.
    • Former staff revealed that the department knowingly moved Eaton around the state and allowed him to resign rather than be sacked while under police investigation1.

If you, or anyone you know, survived abuse at the hands of Arthur Henry Eaton, it’s crucial to know that you are not alone. Here are the steps you can take to begin your journey toward justice and compensation:

  1. Reach Out for Support: Contact Koffels Solicitors and Barristers for a free & confidential consultation. Our team will listen to your story, provide legal advice, and discuss your options for pursuing a claim.
  2. Gather Evidence: Collect any relevant evidence, such as documents, photographs, or witness statements, that can support your case. Our team will guide you through this process to ensure that all necessary information is obtained.
  3. File a Claim: With the assistance of our experienced solicitors, file a compensation claim against Arthur Henry Eaton. We will advocate holding the responsible parties accountable and secure the compensation you deserve.

Contact Koffels Solicitors and Barristers Today

At Koffels Solicitors and Barristers, we are committed to standing by survivors of Arthur Henry Eaton’s abuses and other institutions where abuse has occurred. Our dedicated team is here to help you navigate the legal process and achieve the justice and compensation you deserve.

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