Tutor jailed for sex abuse of students

teacherverification September 18, 2012 0


A tutor at an Auckland school who sexually assaulted two pupils has been jailed for two years.

The 19-year-old was sentenced in the High Court at Auckland today before Justice Pamela Andrews.

The man’s name and that of the school are permanently suppressed to protect the identities of his victims.

Justice Andrews acknowledged the man’s early guilty plea, his age and recognised he had showed remorse for his offending.

The first sexual assault took place in August 2011 when the tutor, then aged 18, befriended a 12-year-old boy.

The tutor had sexual connection with the boy, who went along with it because he thought the tutor “could get him into trouble”.

He repeated the assault a few nights later.

The tutor had a similar sexual connection with a 13-year-old, although the boy reported the incident to teachers.

On other occasions the teenager exposed himself to boys and offered them money to show him their genitals.

The court earlier heard the accused confessed when confronted by the headmaster after the 13-year-old had complained.

This article originally appeared on stuff

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