A FORMER Catholic brother who spanked the bare backsides of students in Hamilton under the guise of punishment has been jailed.Edward Mamo, 68, would often touch himself and make comments to the students while hitting them, the Victorian County Court heard.
Judge Julian Leckie said Mamo, who worked as a bus driver and sports coach at Monivae College in Hamilton, was guilty of a serious breach of trust.
"You breached that duty of care by sexually interfering with them," Judge Leckie told Mamo.
"They suffered and continue to suffer emotional and psychological trauma as a result of your offending."
He sentenced Mamo to two years and three months in jail with a minimum term of 18 months.
Mamo pleaded guilty to seven counts of indecent assault on seven schoolboys over a four-year period in the 1970s.
Three victims were in court for the sentencing.
One victim welcomed the decision and flagged pending civil action by the group of victims against the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart, which ran the school.
"We've achieved the goal of getting him off the streets," the victim said outside court.