Prin­ci­pal to plead not guilty to sex charges

Avon Valley Gazette - - NEWS - Blair Jackson

A FOR­MER pri­mary school prin­ci­pal in­tends to plead not guilty to child sex charges when his case con­tin­ues in a Perth court in Septem­ber.

Peter Gra­ham Flavel made a brief ap­pear­ance in Mid­land Mag­is­trates Court yes­ter­day, where the mat­ter was ad­journed to Perth for a com­mit­tal hear­ing on Septem­ber 10.

Bail con­di­tions that al­low Mr Flavel to have con­tact with his own chil­dren but re­strict con­tact with other chil­dren aged un­der 16 were re­newed.

De­fence lawyer Tim Mon­aghan in­di­cated out­side of court that Mr Flavel would plead not guilty to charges of sex­ual pen­e­tra­tion of a child un­der 13 and in­de­cent deal­ings with a child un­der 13.

He is ac­cused of sex­u­ally as­sault­ing an eight- year- old boy in 2008.

When he was charged in March, Mr Flavel was prin­ci­pal of Wood­lupine Pri­mary School. The charges re­late to in­ci­dents that al­legedly took place at an­other pri­mary school where Mr Flavel was prin­ci­pal.

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