A Bacchus Marsh College teacher accused of sexually assaulting two students has appeared in Ballarat Magistrate’s Court, supported by family and staff members of the school.
Daryl Carr, who taught humanities at the school, is accused of sexually assaulting the two female students between June 2016 and February 2017.
The two students, now aged 14 and 15, appeared in court via a video-link.
The court heard Carr, who is no longer teaching, touched the students indecently while helping them with school work during school hours.
One complainant said that on one occasion, the teacher placed his hand on her shoulder before slowly moving it down to her breast.
On another occasion, Carr allegedly sat next to the student and placed his hand on her inner thigh.
The complainant told the court that “a little bit of me thinks he did it [put his hand on her thigh] by accident and a little bit of me thinks it wasn’t an accident”.
The 56-year-old, who is yet to formally enter a plea, was bailed to appear in court on February 19.