Former St John's College Woodlawn teacher James Doran.
Former St John's College Woodlawn teacher James Doran. Rodney Stevens

Catholic schoolteacher 1980s child sex trial nears end

EVIDENCE has ended in the child sex trial of former St John's Woodlawn College teacher James Sampson Doran.

Mr Doran faces 37 charges relating to claims he had homosexual intercourse and engaged in other sex acts with students under his care in the 1980s.

Sydney District Court heard allegations Mr Doran had repeatedly taken boys on out-of-town excursions and told them there was a "mix-up” with the beds at their hotel, meaning they had to share a mattress.

He is accused of telling boys they were special and he loved them before performing sex acts on them.

Mr Doran denies all charges.

Judge Robert Toner adjourned the trial with the defence and prosecutors to deliver their closing statements on Monday.

ARM NEWSDESK



Disaster tourism a burning issue for local firefighters

Disaster tourism a burning issue for local firefighters

Sightseers spotted at out of control bushfire

We’re now just ruled by selfishness

premium_icon We’re now just ruled by selfishness

Latest spill is product of political system encouraging ruthlessness

Eight Miles of pain with highway upgrade

premium_icon Eight Miles of pain with highway upgrade

The future of Eight Mile Lane debated

Local Partners