The Daily Telegraph
September 21, 2015 5:03pm
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A Sydney dance teacher has pleaded guilty to 28 child sex and pornography offences following more than a decade worth of offending.
Grant Davies, 41, was charged last May with a string of offences on children aged between nine and 15, including sexual intercourse with a child.
Dressed in a suit, Davies - who was set to face trial this month - pleaded guilty to the charges at Sydney’s District Court on Monday.
Speaking outside court, one of the victims, who cannot be named, said he no longer dances and felt betrayed by Davies.
“It’s an abuse of trust, in a position of authority,” he told reporters.
“The criminal justice system may be slow - I think today it reached a just outcome for the victims such as myself, and the wider community.”
The victim said he hopes Davies’ guilty pleas demonstrates to similar offenders that such conduct will be prosecuted.
Davies, who ran a studio in Sydney’s inner west and trained performers for hit productions, including Billy Elliot, was initially facing more than 60 charges.
Davies will be sentenced in February 2016.
His pleas come almost a year since a mother of two of Davies’ dance students was jailed for at least one-and-a-half years for sending pictures and videos of her daughters to him.
The woman, who cannot be named, said she fell under the spell of Davies and became engulfed by stage ambitions for her daughters who had been accepted into Davies’ exclusive Sydney dance school.
Judge Peter Zahra said last year that for almost three years the mother took numerous photos of her daughters for Davies, and some of the pictures had depicted the girls performing sexually explicit acts.
Texts allegedly sent between Davies and the mother in 2011 about her daughters, include requests by the dance teacher for some “special G-shots”.
When the mother later sent sexually explicit photos of her daughters, Sydney’s District Court heard last year that Davies responded: “Now that has made me excited. I’m so lucky.”
The mother had told the court she was scared of Davies, and had described him as domineering and aggressive.
She feared he would punish her children by kicking them out of starring roles in his company’s dance productions or remove them altogether.