SA man jailed in Australia for paedophilia

2013-02-14 08:29

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Durban - An Australian court has sentenced a former Durban teacher to 27 months in jail for sexually abusing children as young as 12 years old.

Dennis Stewart, 50, pleaded guilty to four charges in Melbourne and would face more charges in New South Wales, reported the Daily News.

He immigrated to Australia in 1999.

The judge ruled that Stewart had to serve a minimum of 18 months and Stewart was put on Australia’s paedophile list.

Stewart taught at schools in Durban before he emigrated.

Police said he would be extradited once he completed his sentence.  

KZN Childline head Linda Naidoo said the sentence was “ridiculous”.

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