A child rapist and the schoolmaster of ex-girls who beat and raped children in an underground sex dungeon will die behind bars after sentencing to 82 years.
Noel Greenaway was second in the Parramatta Girls Training School between 1961 and 1967 when he raped and assaulted four girls aged between 13 and 17.
District Judge Richard Weinstein said that his victims, including a pregnant 16-year-old he beat in the dungeon, were treated with cruelty and contempt, The Daily Telegraph reported.
The school was home to convicted juvenile offenders, but many students were ward wards who were sent to the school for having dysfunctional families or deceased parents.
The Parramatta Girls Training School was home to 30,000 girls from 1840 until its closure in 1974
The dungeon had metal loops and fasteners in the walls. A woman was beaten there so hard that she could not see
The dungeon where Noel Greenaway raped and assaulted four girls between the ages of 13 and 17
A woman told the court that Greenaway called her an ‘s ** t’ when she threatened to report him after raping her anal, digital and vaginal.
“Go ahead, you’re just a state department, no one will believe you,” he said.
A 15-year-old was called a ‘filthy pig’ and was told to clean up after being raped.
He also beat up a 16-year-old so that her eyes were swollen so much she couldn’t see.
She was then locked up in the dungeon.
Another was attacked when Greenaway walked out of his desk with his penis out.
A peek inside reveals a dirty, dark space with discarded furniture and debris lying on the floor
Numerous women said they had been raped in the school dungeon while they were apprentices
Judge Weinstein pointed out that he knew she could not leave the room.
Despite his victims’ statements, Greenaway claims he was used as a “scapegoat” against whom the women were targeted for revenge.
He called the women “offenders” and claimed that the police told them what to say in their statements.
The now 82-year-old has been charged with 18 crimes, including rape, buggery and assault.
Despite the 82-year sentence, doctors predicted that Greenaway’s life expectancy would be about three years.
An image shows a rotting furnace in the ‘network’ of underground chambers in the dungeon
He joins his former colleague Frank Valentine, 79, who spent 85 years in prison in 2019.
Valentine worked at the Parramatta Girls Training School from 1971 to 1973, but left victims at three institutions.
Two victims were pregnant teenagers sent to the institution by the courts.
One was raped in the dungeon.
A man who was 15 when attacked by Valentine at Yawarra Training School committed suicide the night before he was to testify.
The charges were dropped after his death.
Valentine and Greenaway are the only remaining bosses from the school.
Frank Valentine, 79, was sentenced to 85 years in 2019. Valentine worked at the Parramatta Girls Training School from 1971 to 1973, but left victims at three institutions.
Greenaway was the Deputy Superintendent of Western Sydney School in the 1960s.
He became Chief Inspector at Ormond Training School in Thornleigh in North Sydney.
Four of the women were attacked in Parramatta and one was attacked in Ormond.
He was then a member of the Government and Related Employees Tribunal – an agency that established promotions and disciplinary measures for NSW employees in the public sector.
The Royal Commission began investigating the school in 2014 after several women claimed to have been victims of abuse while living in the institution (photo)
Greenaway’s wife, children and grandchildren were ‘blinded’ by the guilty verdict.
They gave character references claiming that he had been a loving father and grandfather.
The Parramatta Girls Training School was home to 30,000 girls from 1840 until its closure in 1974.
As a result of the Royal Commission, the men were charged with institutional responses to the sexual abuse of children.
The Royal Commission began investigating the school in 2014 after several women alleged that they had been abused during their stay in the institution.