School apologizes for sex abuse by music teacher

School apologizes for sex abuse by music teacher


norman lebrecht

November 27, 2014

There’s a Royal Commission looking into a culture of abuse at a boy’s school in Hobart, Tasmania, music of it by the headmaster and music teacher. When one of the victims made a statement to police in the 1970s, the two suspects caught flights out of the country – one to South Africa, the other back to England. There is every possibility that they continued to abuse children in their next locations.

You can read the full story here.

What is encouraging is that the school has now made a full apology to the victims and is co-operating in every way with the Royal Commission. Something that has not occurred in certain English music schools where similar perversions have been brought to light.


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