A former teacher at an exclusive Sydney school who viewed and shared tens of thousands of child porn images has denied he likes looking at young boys, a Sydney court has heard.
Gregory John Coupland, who taught at The Kings Preparatory School at Parramatta for 11 years until his arrest in June 2011, told Downing Centre District Court today he had first “stumbled” on child pornography after he looked up a nudist resort website about five years ago.
“It showed families having fun in the sun,” he said….
Coupland said before his arrest he didn’t believe he was viewing child pornography but he now knew it was.
One hopes he wasn’t a biology teacher.
And from the King’s School website:
The King’s School was founded as a Christian School and throughout its history Christian ministry has always been a vital part of School life. The School has a broad ministry as it seeks to serve students, staff, Old Boys and their respective families. The Chaplaincy team is busy ministering to the current students through the classroom, chapels and Christian student groups, and we seek to reach our wider community and to minister to them through our two Church congregations within the School.
“Ministering”, yes, that’s the word I was groping for.