A former Melbourne schoolteacher who sexually abused schoolboys under his care decades ago could walk from jail in a year.
Vili Kovac, 85, raped a boy during a school camp while teaching at Marcellin College and abused another boy while working as an athletics coach at Xavier College.
The assaults occurred in the 1960s when the boys were aged 12 or 13 and attending the Catholic schools.
Vili Kovac abused a boy while working as an athletics coach at Xavier College (pictured)
Kovac was on Thursday jailed for four years for buggery and indecent assault.
He denied the buggery charge, which went to trial during which the victim had to recount to a jury the school camp attack.
The rape occurred in a tent at night during a camp Kovac was supervising at Wilson’s Promontory, the victim said.
‘He described waking up to a hand over his mouth,’ Victorian County Court Judge Susan Cohen said.
‘Upon returning home he felt totally unable to tell his parents, siblings or any other person.
‘This incident turned his life upside down.’
The victim suffered in silence and did not tell anyone about the incident until 2014.