Brother extradited from NZ appears in Aust court

An Australian court has heard about the Crown’s attempts to establish a pattern of behaviour by a Catholic brother extradited from New Zealand.

Bernard Kevin McGrath, 68, is facing 252 child sex charges relating to 35 victims, dating back to the 1970s.

McGrath appeared by video link in the Newcastle Local Court last week.

Hundreds of pages of evidence are being considered by the Crown in an attempt to establish a pattern of behaviour.

A six week adjournment has been agreed to so the evidence can be assessed.

The alleged offences took place in the Lake Macquarie region, near Newcastle.

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