Former Dilworth assistant principal admits another raft of child sex abuse

Dilworth’s former assistant principal sexually abused boys on scouting trips, school camps and in the school’s sick bay.

Ian Robert Wilson appeared by audio-visual link from Waikeria Prison at the Auckland District Court on Thursday where he admitted sexually abusing a further five boys in his care.

It is the third time the 71 year-old has been convicted for sexual abuse at Dilworth between the 1970s and 1990s.

He pleaded guilty to 19 charges, including 11 of indecency on boys, two of indecently assaulting a boy and six charges of doing an indecent act on a boy.

Wilson, who had a plaster on his left cheek and another on his right temple on Thursday, answered guilty to each charge in a thin voice.

Wilson was a history teacher and is fluent in te reo Māori. He was also a housemaster and a scout leader and would regularly take boys away on scouting trips.

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