A Melbourne based 52 year old teacher of Maltese descent can be sent up to ten years in jail after he is being charged to have sexually abused one of his students. He is being charged to have abused her sexually after the two became intimate friends following a scholastic trip in Falls Creek.
The girl who is today 18 explained in court that after the man broke up their relationship, she was desperate and was passing through a very difficult time. She eventually broke the silence with her relatives where she explained that she used to see the 51 year old teacher as a father figure head since she had no father.
The girl who is now 18 said that she was 16 when the relationship with the man started. The Court stated that the man who has been in his job for the past 28 years should have known better the implications of entering into a relationship with an underage student.
The Maltese man had decided to move to Australia with his family way back in 1964. He was married twice but never had children. He was arrested in February but his name was never released by the Police. The court eventually ordered a ban on the publication of his name to protect the identity of the girl.