ACCUSED: Former St Pius X maths teacher Ted Hall. Mr Hall has been committed to stand trial on 32 sexual and indecent assault offences dating back to the 1970s. FORMER St Pius X, Adamstown maths teacher,Ted Hall, has been committed to stand trial on 32 sexual and indecent assault offences dating back to the 1970s.
Edward Smith Hall, 66, known as Ted Hall to St Pius students,appeared in Newcastle Local Court via audio visual link from Wagga Wagga Local Court charged with 40 offences against 11 St Pius students between 1973 and 1986.
The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions formally withdrew eight counts and Mr Hall, who was represented by solicitor Drew Hamilton, pleaded not guilty to the remaining 32 charges.
The matter was adjourned to Newcastle District Court on June 29 to set a trial date.
Mr Hall, who now lives in the Riverina region, is accused of nine counts of sexual assault (category 4), 20 counts of indecent assault on amale, two counts of sexual assault (category 3) person under the age of 16 years and attempted buggery, court documents state.
In July last year, Mr Hallwas charged with indecently assaulting four St Pius students at Adamstown and Merewether between 1983 and 1986.
Police allege Mr Hall touched the four boys, aged 15, on the genitals while they were under his authority, and allegedly forced one boy to masturbate his penis and “continued to masturbate himself in his presence”.
In December, he wascharged with a number of fresh offences, including allegations he indecently assaulted a boy at Adamstown in 1979 and indecently assaulted another boy at locations including Stroud, Neath and Merewether in 1980 and 1981.
He has also been charged with two counts relating to the alleged sexual assault of a boy at Merewether during 1984.
The earliest allegation dates back to 1973 when Mr Hall is accused of indecently assaulting a male at Barrington, court documents state.
Mr Hall was a maths teacher at St Pius between 1973 and 1983.
He was known asTony Hall to students atNewington College in Stanmore, where he taught between 1989 and 2000.
Ina Newington College report after Mr Hall’s retirement in 2000, hewas described as a teacher whose previous experience includeda period as a teacher at Trinity Grammar School in Summer Hill.