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Music teacher and boyfriend plead guilty to over 60 child sex offenses,including performing sexual acts in front of minors and sexual assault.

Music teacher and boyfriend plead guilty to over 60 child sex offenses,including performing sexual acts in front of minors and sexual assault.

A Melbourne, Australia music teacher and his boyfriend have admitted to more than 60 child sex offenses between them, including performing sexual acts in front of minors and sexual assault.

Couple Benjamin John Heels and Tristan Dayle Cullinan-Smayle, both 33, pleaded guilty to the raft of charges before Judge Helen Symes in the County Court of Victoria on Thursday.

Heels, an ex-music teacher at Fountain Gate Secondary College in Narren Warren in Melbourne’s populous southeast, pleaded guilty to engaging in sexual conduct with a child under the age of 16 in the suburb of Pakenham from January to May last year.

He also notified the court of his intention to plead guilty to more charges of sexually assaulting a minor, sexual activity in the presence of a child, using a carriage service to transmit child sex abuse material and possessing child sex abuse material.

Former music teacher Benjamin John Heels is seen wearing a Slytherin pajama suit.

Benjamin John Heels taught at Fountain Gate Secondary College in Melbourne, Australia.

Cullinan-Smayle pleaded guilty to using a carriage service to encourage a child under the age of 16 to engage in sexual activity with him in Berwick in 2017.

He also said he intended to plead guilty to charges of transmitting child pornography, possessing child abuse material, and using a carriage service to transmit child abuse material.

Both Heels and Cullinan-Smayle appeared in court via video link, sitting next to one another, from Hopkins Correctional Centre in Ararat.

Former music teacher Benjamin John Heels is accused of sexual misconduct with a minor.
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Tristan Dayle Cullinan-Smayle plead guilty to exchanging child pornography.

In a Facebook post from August 2019, Heels celebrates the nine-year anniversary of his relationship with Cullinan-Smayle.

“It feels just like yesterday we went on our first date to the movies,” writes Heels, who has been photographed dressed up as a clown and in Harry Potter pajamas.

“So much has happened with SO much more to come.

Benjamin John Heels (right) and Tristan Dayle Cullinan-Smayle have been a couple for more than 10 years.

“Through thick and thin, good and bad, ups and downs. There is no one else I want to spend my time with!”

The matter was adjourned to February next year for further pleas and sentencing, with the court waiting on a report assessing the pair’s risk to the community.

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