Hamilton teacher Brimble to be sentenced in Melbourne over sexual offence

Diane Brimble was found guilty of committing an indecent act with a child aged under 16 years during a trial in the Warrnambool County Court last month.

Diane Brimble was found guilty of committing an indecent act with a child aged under 16 years during a trial in the Warrnambool County Court last month.

HAMILTON schoolteacher Diane Brimble is expected to be sentenced in Melbourne next month after being found guilty of a sexual offence involving a 10-year-old schoolboy. 

Brimble was found guilty of committing an indecent act with a child aged under 16 years during a trial in the Warrnambool County Court last month.

Brimble, who is a 47-year-old mother of eight, will never teach again after the guilty verdict.

She had pleaded not guilty to six charges — five counts of committing an indecent act with a child aged under 16 years and one charge of using a telecommunications device to groom a child.

After deliberating for two days, the jury cleared her of five charges, including that of grooming, but found her guilty of one count of committing an indecent act, which involved hugging and kissing the boy and asking him to have sex.

On Monday Judge Mark Taft ordered that a psychological report relied on by Brimble be tendered to court by September 29 before a plea hearing and sentencing on October 6. 

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