Sex offender attends school ball -
A Geelong private school has defended the attendance of a convicted child sex offender at a debutante ball.
Gary John Riddle attended Christian College's annual ball, along with his wife, who is a teacher at the school.
He is also the brother of the college's principal.
Riddle was sentenced to five years' jail in 2002 for indecently assaulting a number of girls, aged between 10 and 15.
The college says it has not received any formal complaints about Riddle's attendance.
It says Riddle was entitled to attend the ball and cannot be excluded because of his criminal record.