High school teacher charged with raping female student

A HIGH school teacher has been charged with raping one of his students in the NSW Southern Highlands.

The 37-year-old teacher is accused of indecently assaulting and having sex with a 17-year-old female student in the small town of Colo Vale in March last year.

Detectives were first made aware of the alleged offences in October and, following extensive investigations, arrested the 37-year-old man yesterday.


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The teacher has been charged with five counts of aggravated indecent assault (person in authority) and one count of sexual intercourse with a child between 16 and 18 under special care.

The man was remanded in custody overnight and due to appear in Goulburn Local Court today.

If you have information for Police, please contact NSW Police on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day. 

You can report also information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via nsw.crimestoppers.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.

If you are in immediate danger call 000 now.  If you require advice or assistance, the following services offer counselling and support:
Lifeline 24/7 telephone crisis support 13 11 14
1800RESPECT 24/7 phone 1800 737 732
Gold Coast Centre Against Sexual Violence phone 07 5591 1164
Bravehearts phone 1800 272 831

Jaydan is a Digital News Producer at myGC.com.au. He was appointed Managing Editor of the Junee Southern Cross newspaper at the age of 17 and has since held positions in a number of newsrooms in New South Wales and Queensland. Jaydan joined the Hot Tomato Broadcasting Company in 2013 and has been keeping the Gold Coast up to date with the latest local, national and international news online at myGC.com.au ever since. With almost ten years’ experience in both print and digital media Jaydan is committed to providing the best coverage during major news and weather events.

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