A male teacher at an elite school in Sydney's Lower North Shore has been charged with the indecent assault of four female students.
Simon William Phillips, 51, was arrested by detectives from the State Crime Command's Child Abuse Squad at a home in the inner-west of Sydney.
He was taken to Burwood Police Station and charged with 13 counts of aggravated indecent assault – victim under authority.
Police will allege in court the man indecently assaulted four girls – aged between 11 and 12 – on 13 separate occasions at school this year.
It is alleged Phillips' crimes took place at his most recent place of employment, Mowbray Public School.
Phillips has also worked at other prestigious schools, including Scots College, St Joseph's Hunters Hill and St Andrew's Cathedral school.
A search warrant was also executed at his home in Russell Lea, and detectives seized a number of items relevant to the investigation.
He was refused bail to appear at Burwood Local Court later today.
Investigations are continuing.
Anyone with concerns about suspected child abuse or exploitation should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Phillips' Linkedin page is full of glowing endorsements, many of which are from delighted parents.
Elite Sydney primary school teacher, 51, charged with sexually assaulting girls as young as 11 in classrooms Hannah Moore For Daily Mail Australia 1 November 2017