Catholic teacher jailed for abuse

Teacher jailed

A Catholic teacher has been jailed for at least three-and-a-half years for abusing children at a western Sydney school, reports BigPond News.

Martin Harmata, 60, had pleaded guilty to several counts of sexually abusing children in the 1980s at Sydney's Patrician Brothers Blacktown college in Sydney's west.

Harmata had taught at the school for 31 years but was stood down in January 2012 over the charges.

The charges include the indecent assault of person under 16 under his authority and assault, and committing an act on indecency towards a person under 16.

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Catholic teacher jailed for abuse (BigPond News)

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