/ 15 September 2023

Back in court for another sentence

Image source: AAP
Image source: AAP

Chris Dawson – the Sydney teacher who murdered his wife Lynette in 1980’s – will be sentenced today for other historic offences. The 74yo is already in jail serving a 24-year sentence – but he will have to serve additional time after he was found guilty of “unlawful carnal knowledge” of a student at Cromer High on Sydney’s Northern Beaches more than 40 years ago. She is also suing the NSW Government, claiming it breached its duty of care over an “inappropriate and sexually abusive” relationship with her former teacher. The unnamed woman went on to marry Dawson and have a child with him before the split a decade later. And that’s not the end of legal dramas… the government is counter-suing Dawson for breaching his employment contract. And to think all of this might never have come to light if not for the dogged efforts of journo Hedley Thomas and his podcast Teacher’s Pet

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