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NSW teacher charged with raping female student

A teacher has been charged over an alleged sickening sexual assault of a female student in Port Stephens last year.

The 49-year-old teacher was arrested at his home in Corlette around 8.30pm yesterday before being taken to Raymond Terrace Police Station where he was charged with sexual intercourse with person under special care (x2).

It’s alleged that in September and October 2015, the man had sexual intercourse with a female student from a high school in Port Stephens, while he was a teacher at the school.


Detectives are working closely with the principal of the high school and the Department of Education.

He has been granted strict conditional bail to appear at Raymond Terrace Local Court on Tuesday 8 March 2016.


Shanee Dobeson
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