Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Protecting Innocence

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Protecting Innocence

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Byline: commentTERRY DEEFHOLTS terrydeefholts@dailyexaminer.com.au

SHORTLY after the already jailed Frank Bailey was found guilty yesterday afternoon of raping another of his female students, The Daily Examiner received a request for urgent advertising to appear in our pages for today's paper.

The two ads, one on page four and the other in our classifieds section, were booked by Porters Lawyers, who, the ad reveals, aact for a number of child sexual assault victims abused by Frank Bailey while he was principal at St Andrew's Christian School from 2005 to 2008a.

It calls for any current or former student or any person with aknowledge of his activitiesa to make contact with the firm and discuss the case with them.

To say the Frank Bailey saga is an outrage only touches the surface of how the victims and their parents feel about the grotesque former educator.

The Daily Examiner's April 18, 2009, story outlines how a former St Andrew's teacher warned school authorities about Bailey's agroominga behaviour in early 2006 a a few months before his first proven offence against the 14-year-old (page 3 today). …

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