Sydney dance teacher Grant Davies, whose abuse of his students over the course of a decade were heard by the Child Abuse Royal Commission, has been sentenced to 24 years in prison, with a minimum non-parole period of 18 years.
The 41-year-old former director of the RG Dance Studio in the inner-western Sydney suburb of Chiswick pled guilty to 28 child sex offences, including sexual intercourse with a child and using children to make child pornography.
Along with testimony from Davies’ victims, some photos and text messages were discovered by his wife who told the Royal Commission “she felt sick to [her] stomach.
“I was shocked and horrified.”
Davies’ actions were “predatory and persistent”, Judge Jennie Girdham told the court during sentencing. His sentencing was delayed earlier this year due to a mental health evaluation.
He will be eligible for parole in May 2034.
Source: Sydney Morning Herald.