Teacher Arrested Trinity GrammarKoffels
Another Teacher Discovered and Arrested for Attempted Child Abuse
It was reported in the Sydney Morning Herald today in an article by Mary Ward, that a teacher otherwise employed by Trinity Grammar School had been charged with on-line grooming of what he believed to be a 13 year old girl.
There is no suggestion that any student attending Trinity Grammar had been subject to any abusive treatment by the teacher, or that the school had any prior knowledge of these activities. The offender had however, sent explicit images to detectives posing as the young girl, while at work at the Summer Hill school. The teacher was arrested at the school on the afternoon of Thursday 27th August.
Detectives are to be commended as to the efforts that are being focused on targeting predators of children, in what is surely a complex and massive need for such vigilance, with a view to creating a safer environment for young people in a world of both physical and on-line dangers.
Not that many years ago, little was known or done to be proactive in the nurturing and safety of children placed in the care of those in trusted positions of responsibility, from sexual predators. We hear time and again of those that did know, who often turned a blind eye, or protected the perpetrators in the name of image or reputation. In the worst case scenarios, those who knew collaborated in the these evil practices of abuse.
We have come a long way, but it is still a challenge to ensure that going forward, we stand up, call out those who perpetrate crimes against children, and support those who work towards a better world for those most vulnerable. It would seem that today there is one less offender out there, and yet so many more to bring to account.