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Former Sydney Dance Teacher Sentenced To 18 Years Jail For Child Pornography And Sex Abuse

Grant Davies was first arrested in May 2013.

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Grant Davies, a former Sydney dance teacher who ran a studio in Chiswick, has been sentenced to a minimum of 18 years in jail for sexually abusing nine students.

Davies was arrested in May 2013, when his wife found messages on his phone to a student. In December last year he pleaded guilty to 28 charges, which included sexual intercourse with a child without consent, indecent assault, and the production of child abuse material.

Judge Jenny Girdham told the NSW District Court during sentencing that Davies' crimes were made worse as he was in a position of authority.

Judge describes #Davies behaviour as "predatory and persistent" @7NewsSydney

In 2014 a mother was jailed for sending at least 100 naked photos and two videos of her daughters to Davies over a two year period.

Brad Esposito is a news reporter for BuzzFeed and is based in Sydney, Australia.

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