Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Ex Teacher Admits Child Sex Abuse

Sydney, AU -- A FORMER music teacher pleaded guilty to 12 counts of child sex abuse when he appeared in Sydney's Downing Centre District Court today.

Gary Maxwell Featherstone, 56, a former music teacher at Sydney's exclusive Pittwater House Grammar School, pleaded guilty to charges that included indecent assault, committing acts of gross indecency, and having homosexual intercourse with boys as young as 11 years old.

The charges relate to four boys aged between 11 and 14, and offences that took place between December 1982 and October 1990 in Featherstone's home in the northern Sydney suburb of Chatswood.

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