By Padraig Collins For Daily Mail Australia
05:28 25 Jan 2024, updated 06:06 25 Jan 2024
A convicted sex offender teacher has been found dead just weeks before he was due to be sentenced for his crimes.
Kirk Skinner, 64, who had worked as a private school music director, pleaded guilty last year to sex offences against six victims committed over three decades.
He was found dead at a property in Seaford, 51km south-east of Melbourne‘s CBD, on Tuesday, with police saying ‘his death is not believed to be suspicious’.
Skinner, who was due to be sentenced on March 12, was reportedly found by friends who were concerned about his health after he failed to show up for two hospital appointments.
‘Police were called to an address on Nepean Highway in Seaford about 4.40pm on January 23 after a 64-year-old man was located deceased in his property,’ a Victoria Police spokesman said.
Skinner had missed appointments on Friday and Saturday last week, one of which was for dialysis, the Herald Sun reported.
He had been hospitalised last November with ‘acute renal and cardiac failure’ and needed dialysis treatment three times a week.
The former Caulfield Grammar and Newhaven College teacher last appeared in court by video link in December.
At that hearing, he was told he would have to face his victims if they chose to address the court about the impact of his crimes.
Skinner’s crimes included the sexual penetration of a child and the intentional sexual touching of the genitals of boys aged 16 to 18.