Melbourne teacher charged with sex abuse in schools and public places

Police have charged a Melbourne teacher with a series of disturbing child sexual abuse offenses in schools and public places across the city.

Elisa Errichiello, 50, of Sunbury, appeared in Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on Friday, charged with 26 historic offences, including several counts of sexual and indecent assault over a four-year period more than two decades ago .

Documents delivered to age show police allege Errichiello, who taught at Rosehill Secondary College in Niddrie just this year, is charged with sexually assaulting a child under the age of 16 at both Keilor Downs Primary School and at Catholic Regional College in North Keilor between 1997 and 2001.

The defendant is also accused of sexually penetrating a child under the age of 16 in a school darkroom and in a schoolyard, along St Kilda Beach, Peanut Farm Reserve, D a hotel and a house.

Court documents show that for alleged offenses in public places, such as St Kilda beach, the victim would have been under the care, supervision or authority of the accused.

The crimes are believed to have taken place in locations across North, South and West Melbourne.

age chose not to release further details about several disturbing incidents contained in court documents.

Errichiello appeared via video link and sat silent during a brief court appearance on Friday.

There, the court heard that she had been charged on April 3 with magistrate Guillaume Bailin ordering her release on bail.

“In my view, cases that fall on this list…should be required to appear in court, not be invited,” Bailin said.

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