Ex-teacher to stand trial on child sex charges

A FORMER teacher of a Toowoomba Catholic school accused of inappropriate behaviour with students has been committed to stand trial on child sex charges.

The 44-year-old man and the school cannot be named for legal reasons.

He has not as yet been required to enter any pleas to the charges which include indecent treatment of a child under 16 (indecent film), two counts of indecent treatment of a child under 16 (expose), and one count of indecent treatment of a child under 16 (take photograph).

It is believed the allegations date back to the mid-1990s and involve two male students then under the age of 16. The allegations include the teacher hosting the complainant children at his home where pornographic images were allegedly shown and nude photographs taken.

The accused was not in Toowoomba Magistrates Court yesterday when the matters were mentioned.

Police prosecutor Sergeant Tony Costa told the court a registry committal hearing had been done with the charges taken up to the District Court to be listed.

The case is not expected to be heard until next year.


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