A catalogue of the child abuse material kept by pedophile and prominent Sydney dance teacher Grant Davies has been tendered at court.
An index of the child abuse material made and kept by former Sydney dance teacher Grant Davies has been tendered to a judge tasked with sentencing the predatory pedophile.
The 41-year-old was due to go to trial last September but instead pleaded guilty to 28 charges and is due to be sentenced at Sydney's District Court this month over the more than a decade of abuse of several students.
After years of preying on children he was caught last May and charged with a string of offences on nine victims aged between nine and 15, including sexual intercourse with a child and using children to make pornography.
During Friday's submissions, the court heard Davies and his wife "had not been intimate for two years" at the time he was arrested.
Further details of his offending also emerged.
Davies groomed some of his victims through persistent texting, sometimes keeping his young victims awake late into the night with sexually-charged requests, the court heard.
In many cases Davies formed close relationships with victims and their families.
In January 2012 he targeted a then 11-year-old girl, saying he loved her and that they shared a secret, special bond.
Court documents state he sent the girl highly-explicit messages referring to their sexual encounters.
In May that year Davies' sinister attentions moved to that victim's sister.
According to court documents, he sent her explicit videos of himself.
Almost a year later, in March 2013, Davies gave her his old phone, told her to keep sexting and not to tell her parents.
As with other victims Davies bullied the girl into following his demands and threatened to demote her in the dance troupe if she didn't send him pictures.
By this point Davies had been using his position at the successful studio, which had trained dancers for hit productions including Billy Elliot, to abuse children for at least 13 years.
Court documents reveal he texted or called his first victim, a girl aged between 10-14 when Davies abused her between 2001 and 2004, on most nights and asked her for phone sex.
Later, the former dance teacher raped the girl at his home when his wife wasn't there and the pair sometimes slept in Davies' bed.
The nine children molested by Davies were all abused in a similar way.
"I liked being special to them," Davies told a psychiatrist after being caught, adding that he felt an emotional connection with his young victims.
Davies, the court heard on Friday, had written a letter expressing remorse but crown prosecutor Guy Newton said the "self-serving" document should not be taken into consideration when determining sentence.
Judge Jennie Girdham is due to sentence Davies on July 1.
© AAP 2016
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