Trial for teacher accused of sexual assault delayed

THE trial of a Northern Rivers teacher accused of drugging and sexually assaulting students in Sydney has been delayed for at least a week.

Peter Graham Wayne Scott was expected to front a jury on Monday, but his case was adjourned until Wednesday when a starting date for trial will be set.

Police allege Mr Scott, 61, gave three male students drugs before sexually assaulting them during his time as a teacher on Sydney's North Shore in the early 80s.

After moving to the North Coast he taught at the Mullumbimby and Byron Bay High Schools.

When he was arrested at his South Golden Beach home early last year, a Department of Education spokesperson told the Northern Star he had been moved "away from students" until the court procedings were complete.

His trial is expected to begin within the next two weeks.

Topics:  court sexual assault trial

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