Opera singer David Edward Lewis has pleaded guilty to historic child sex offenses, the Sydney Morning Heraldhas reported. The tenor, who was a permanent member of the Opera Australia Chorus for 25 years, was charged with four counts of aggravated indecent assault of a victim under the age of 16, two counts of sexual intercourse with a person 14 or over and under 16, and one count of committing an act of indecency with or towards a person under 16. Lewis pleaded guilty to all but one of the charges at Downing Centre Local Court on Thursday. One charge of aggravated indecent assault was withdrawn.

Lewis, who performed most recently in last year’s Two Weddings, One Bride , notified Opera Australia in July last year that charges had been brought against him, subsequently taking long service leave before tendering his resignation in October. “Opera Australia was made aware of these allegations in July 2017,” Opera Australia CEO Rory Jeffes said in an official statement issued to staff in November when the charges were made public. “Due to the nature of the charges Opera Australia took immediate action to stand David Lewis down and require that he stay away from...

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