Ex-King’s College teacher jailed for child abuse supervised by paedophile, mother says

A King’s College teacher jailed for child abuse offences in the UK was being supervised by a man now known to be a serial paedophile, a mother of a former student has told Stuff.

Paul Dodd, now 64-years-old, worked as a history teacher and rugby coach at King’s College between 1988 and 1994.

He is currently serving a four-year prison sentence for his abuse in the UK, while the New Zealand Police have been called in to review his time in Aotearoa.

Dodd’s supervisor at the college was convicted paedophile Peter Liddell who had a history of sexual offending against prepubescent and adolescent males, including 17 offences against boys while he was a counsellor at King’s College and a social worker in the Auckland health system.

Liddell’s offending included molesting a cancer patient’s children after he was placed in their home to support their dying mother.

Dodd had previously taught at Whitgift School in the UK, where he was found to have abused three schoolboys aged between 10 and 12.

But despite being placed on List 99, a list of teachers deemed “unsuitable” for teaching children in the UK, Dodd moved to Aotearoa to continue teaching.

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