Sydney teacher cops new child porn charges


Over 1500 pornographic images and videos of children were found on a Knox Grammar swim teacher's electronic devices, NSW Police allege.

Nick Warby was arrested in August 2019 after a colleague allegedly found images on his phone which had been left behind at a swimming carnival.

Police then seized 10 more electronic devices - three phones, six USBs and a laptop - from the 30-year-old's home and car, a court later heard.

The now ex-Knox Grammar director of aquatic sports was initially charged with one count of possessing child abuse material and two counts of drug possession soon after.

But Warby was hit with four more charges of possessing child abuse material, allegedly found on four of the devices when he faced Downing Centre Local Court on Thursday.

Knox Grammar confirmed on Wednesday that Warby was no longer employed at the exclusive Uniting Church boarding and day school on Sydney's upper north shore.

He was suspended from his duties at the aquatic centre at the start of the police investigation.

In a letter to parents in August 2019, headmaster Scott James said the school was recognised as "the gold standard for protection of those in our care" and wouldn't hesitate to contact the police and dismiss staff who didn't follow the code of conduct and the law.

Warby remains on bail with strict conditions. He can't approach Knox staff or students or use the internet and had to surrender all mobile phones, computers and smart devices.

The former swim teacher will face court again at the Downing Centre Local Court on March 9.

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