Friday, 18 January 2008

Court jails 'favourite teacher' for sex abuse

The court was told the man was 'everyone's favourite teacher'. But he has been jailed for sexual abuse.

A former primary school teacher has been jailed for sexually abusing a student of an Adelaide school.

During his trial in the District Court, Brett Ronald Macbeth, 41, was described as 'everyone's favourite teacher'.

He was found guilty of two counts of indecently assaulting a 14-year-old boy while teaching at Aberfoyle Park primary school, in April 2003.

The court heard the teacher had a sexual relationship with the teenager for months.

He was found guilty of abusing the child on a weekend when he took him to two hotels without his parents' knowledge.

About 30 people were in court today to support Macbeth, who is married.

Judge Steven Millsteed jailed Macbeth for three years and nine months, with a minimum term of two years and three months.

The judge described the crime as a shameful breach of trust.

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