John Bodey


John Bodey was born in Derby, in 1941. His spent most of his childhood in Darwin and went to boarding school in Charters Towers, Queensland. He has mainly lived in Derby and Kununurra and has had varied jobs including truck driving and working in the horticulture industry in the Kimberleys and other parts of Western Australia. In 1997, Mr Bodey graduated from the Norther Territory University with an Associate Diploma of Applied Science in Tropical Horticulture.

There have been allegations made against Mr Bodey in relation to historical child sexual abuse. In 2018, Mr Bodey was extradited from Queensland to Western Australia for sexually assaulting numerous boys, aged between 8 and 17 between 1975 and 1989. Mr Bodey is to face trial at the Perth District Court in 2020 over these allegations.

Artemis Legal is currently assisting a client in a civil matter against the Department of Education (Western Australia) for allegations of sexual abuse perpetrated by Mr Bodey when he was employed as a gardener at Derby District High School (WA) around 1976.

We are looking for witnesses or anyone who has information that may link or identify John Body as the perpetrator. Any information would be greatly appreciated and it will greatly assist us to hold the Department of Education (Western Australia) accountable in neglecting to protect students of the School from the alleged abuses of John Bodey.

We invite former students, teachers and parents to contact us to tell us confidentially what information they may have.

Call us or complete the confidential enquiry form below. You may also contact Ms Sharon Cai (Solicitor) by phone on (02) 9887 3590 or by email at