Former Goulburn Valley Grammar student to sue school, teacher over alleged prostitution, sex abuse

A former Goulburn Valley Grammar School student claims her former teacher convicted sexual predator Rodney Howes “pimped her out” to a Victoria Police officer and sexually assaulted her on school grounds.

Camille Waring, now 47, is set to engage legal firm Arnold Thomas and Becker to launch legal action against the school and Howes, who taught her year nine science and year 11 chemistry, over a litany of “hellish” assaults she says began when she was just 14 years old.

Ms Waring alleges Howes forced her to have sex with several other men across the state, including a former Victoria Police detective senior sergeant, when she was 15 years old.

Ms Waring’s lawyer Kelly Schober said her client had been seeking psychological help for years as a result of the abuse she allegedly endured from Howes during her “formative” years at the school

“Howes used his position of power to exploit Camille’s vulnerability, and sickeningly, acted as a father figure who also groomed and sexually violated her throughout her teenage and young adult years,” she said.

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