Paedophile dance teacher Grant Davies has been sentenced to a maximum of 24 years in jail over his abuse of students.
The 41-year-old will serve at least 18 years of his sentence behind bars and will be eligible for parole in 2034, reports 9 news.
He was caught last May and charged with a string of offences on nine victims aged between nine and 15, including sexual intercourse with a child and using children to make pornography.
For more than a decade Davies groomed his victims through persistent texting with sexually-charged requests.
Davies, who was a director of inner-west dance RG Dance studio, last year pleaded guilty to 28 charges relating to child sex offences over 13 years.
Young women held hands in the public gallery as the sentence was handed down in the Downing Centre District Court on Friday.
Judge Jennie Girdham said Davies’ offending against nine victims was “predatory and persistent”.
She sentenced him to a maximum of 24 years.
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