Teacher denies failing to report sex abuse

The prestigious school in Perth.
The prestigious school in Perth.

A FORMER teacher at a prestigious Perth school who is accused of failing to report child sex abuse will stand trial.

The charges stem from an overseas trip in April 2017 during which a boy was sexually bullied by fellow Trinity College students.

One of the teachers, who cannot be named, previously indicated in Perth Magistrates Court he would plead guilty, but on Wednesday it was revealed he had changed his mind.

He had his case adjourned to July 30 for a trial allocation hearing.

The other teacher will next face court in June.

The teachers became the first in Western Australia to be charged with failing to report child sex abuse.