Having reread the JTS page (where I got my original info from), I see that there was more to the controversy than just his on screen friendship with Craig. I must have not noticed or plum forgot the rest of the stuff there.
Personally, I have little time for blokes who use their "father figure" influence over teenaged boys and then try to argue that they were "practically adults", so there was no harm. I'm unlucky enough to have known such a man myself, and even counted him among my friends, until the truth came out. He's since left the district, fortunately.