Bernard McGrath extradited on sex abuse charges

A judge has granted the extradition of former Catholic brother Bernard McGrath to Australia to face hundreds of sex abuse charges.

The Australian Government’s application for extradition was granted by Judge Jane Farish in the Christchurch District Court today.

In Australia, charges have been laid against McGrath, 65, alleging that he raped, molested and abused dozens of young boys at church-run institutions over several decades.

A total of 252 charges have been laid.

The charges relate to 35 complainants between 1977 and 1986. Continue reading

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