May 30, 2021

Ex-Wesley College student wins record settlement over abuse by two teachers

A former Wesley College student has received a $3 million record settlement for institutional child abuse in Victoria, after he was sexually assaulted by two former teachers in the 1970s.


The victim was preyed upon as a 12-year-old student at the prestigious college’s Glen Waverley campus by former teacher John McMillan, who abused the boy on several leadership camps between 1972 and 1974.

He transferred to the Prahran campus in 1976 and sought the support of school counsellor and long-time teacher Stewart Heywood, who then repeatedly abused the boy for three more years.

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