An Auckland teacher charged with sex crimes against teenage
girls has been jailed.
Damian Christopher Gillard was sentenced to nine years and
five months prison at the Manukau District Court today.
The 44-year-old was earlier convicted on a raft of charges
relating to offending against seven pupils he taught at two
Auckland schools. All Gillard's victims were under 16.
He was teaching at Papatoetoe High School until his arrest in
The Herald revealed the charges against Gillard, and a
further charge under the Passport Act after he attempted to
apply for travel documents with falsified documents.
- By Anna Leask of the NZ Herald