Sydney drama teacher charged with raping his teenage student

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Drama teacher, 60, jailed for 10 years after allegedly raping teenage student he trained for four years

  • Woman started classes in 2005 in Sydney when she was 15 and teacher was 44
  • Private lessons lasted four years until alleged rape in June 2009 at 19
  • She spoke to the police for ten years and he was arrested and charged on Thursday

A drama teacher has been charged with raping his former teenage student after he trained her for four years.

The woman began private acting lessons in 2005 when she was 15 and he was 44 in his Sydney studio until he allegedly raped her in June 2009 when she was 19.

She kept silent about the alleged attack until 2019 when she told police in Kings Cross, who began a two-year investigation.

A drama teacher has been charged with raping his former teenage student after he trained her for four years (stock image)

Last February, officers raided a house on Chamber Avenue in Bondi and seized electronic devices and videotapes for forensic examination.

The 60-year-old drama teacher was arrested around 9 a.m. Thursday at Waverley Police Station and charged with rape.

He has been released on parole and will appear in court at Downing Center on July 13.

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