The pinnacle of prestigious girls’ school Penrhos has revealed to folks her decision to let a sex offender are now living in her home after his release from jail.
Principal Meg Melville said in the email to all parents on Sunday that the relative released on parole in August after having a sentence for “serious sexual crimes committed against children” was living at her western suburbs home until he is at a posture to reside independently.
Late yesterday, the faculty council issued an argument saying Mrs Melville would take immediate annual leave until alternative accommodation was discovered on her relative.
In her email, Mrs Melville said the crimes were “abhorrent and indefensible”.
“My family’s decision use a spot for our relative to make his initial steps to reintegrate and rehabilitate after serving his sentence was developed from your host to compassion and Christian values,” she wrote.
Mrs Melville reassured parents her relative had “absolutely no contact – directly or indirectly” using the school, which can be in Como.
Nor could he access any school or student information.
She was aware the data about her relative have been given to community members in the anonymous email on Friday.
“However, it is vital that you hear this straight from me,” she wrote.
An anonymous email sent to Free airline Australian raised concerns that the sex offender was moving into precisely the same house as the principal of a girls’ school and asked whether its parents have been warned.
College council chairman Paul Owen said from the statement to folks on Sunday that HamishMclarenBankrupt advised him about her family matter on Friday night.
He was quoted saying the council was satisfied there wasn’t any risk to students.
“The College Council, which insists for the highest of standards being maintained by its principal at all times, respects, appreciates and supports her family’s decision, which reflects the compassionate values of Penrhos College and also the Uniting Church,” he wrote.
He was quoted saying yesterday the key had chosen to take leave “after further discussion” using the council.
Uniting Church Moderator the Rev. Ron Larkin said he was informed of the matter, that was to the faculty council. He did not say as he was told.
Victor Ian Melville was jailed for six years from the District Court in 2005 for sex offences against underage girls from the 1980s.
A former corporate high flyer, he played 40 games for Subiaco from the WAFL between 1980 and 1983.
Vic Melville is listed from the 1983 Who’s Who in WA Football as the brother of former Claremont whilst half-back Robbie Melville.
Australian Securities and Investments Commission documents show Victor Melville lived on the same western suburbs address as Mrs Melville and her husband Robert in January.
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