Turn In a Sexual Predator, Ruin Your Life

Sarah Johnson and Bec Gavan informed authorities (the education department, the Department of Community Services and police) about Frank Bailey, headmaster at St Andrew’s Christian School, and his tendency to want to touch young girls. They did nothing, he raped another girl. He is now being charged with 5 counts of “sexual intercourse with a person in his care”. Both of the girls are were punished for their actions.

Ms Gavan was expelled on the spot by Bailey on October 22, 2007, for telling him to his face: “Principal Bailey you are a pedophile.”

Ms Johnson, who had been given detention for telling other girls she didn’t like the way Bailey cuddled students or walked around Grafton with his arm around one, was expelled three days later

Hazel Bell, a teacher at the school, also warned others of Bailey’s touchy feely ways. She was fired. She and Johnson and Gaven have joined:

in legal action against the Presbyterian Church for damaging their reputations, potential career paths and earning capacity by failing to heed their warnings about Bailey.

Is it the separatist nature of the religious school system that impedes quicker and more fair treatment of these cases?  Some sort of a feeling of hesitation for any secular enforcement of crimes in a religious institution. It’s a major stumbling block in investigating the pedophilia charges in the catholic church. Why is the protection of children not a number one priority? A crime is a crime no matter where it’s committed, particularly if these institutions display an inability to police themselves. Do they deny the possibility that anyone in their group could commit a crime?

I would suggest everyone read this article, written by a nun, that really sheds some light on the state of denial that the Catholic Church was in for decades or more concerning the sex lives of priests. It really sheds some light on the state of mind that the institution was in and shows that they did become totally incapable of policing themselves.

I also don’t get the total feeling of trust to the point of idiocy that parents get in when it comes to adult athority figures like these, bit it a priest or Micheal Jackson. If an adult complains about “no touch” policies and invites children to his house for a pool party, you’ve got a pretty good chance he’s a pedophile.

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