A girl left broken and devastated after being sexually assaulted by her high school principal has finally achieved closure as he was sentenced in the NSW District Court, her family says.
But her mother says the sentence is far too lenient and they cannot bring themselves to think about him being released next year.
Frank Bailey, 46, the ex-principal of a Christian school at Grafton in northern NSW, was sentenced today to nine more months in jail after pleading guilty to five counts of sexual intercourse over four days with a 16-year-old in his care.
Judge John North sentenced Bailey to at least two years and three months in prison, with a maximum sentence of three years and nine months, saying it was "difficult to think of a more blatant abuse of trust".
Yeah, a consenting 16 year-old is a weird point...really on the line. There are probably plenty of them that could healthily consent, and a lot that can't. As a girl going to a Christian school, having a mom thinking it could never happen, I'm GUESSING she probably didn't have the mental capacity at 16 to truly consent.
However, most people wouldn't argue that a 16 year-old guy couldn't consent to a 30 year old woman for sex...so it is REALLY foggy.