Posts Tagged ‘Bernard McGrath’

Negotiations in Bernard McGrath case

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

A former Hunter Valley Catholic brother extradited from New Zealand to face child sexual abuse charges has had his case adjourned to allow for ongoing negotiations. Bernard Kevin McGrath, 67, is facing 252 child sex offences relating to 35 victims and dating back to the 1970s. McGrath’s case was mentioned briefly in Newcastle Local Court Read more

Bernard McGrath extradition: judge won’t intervene

Friday, December 19th, 2014

A High Court judge has rejected the bid by former Catholic brother Bernard Kevin McGrath to overturn the Minister of Justice’s decision to grant his extradition to Australia to face sex charges. Justice Cameron Mander’s decision was issued at the Christchurch High Court today, two weeks after he spent half a day hearing submissions on Read more

McGrath to challenge extradition order

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

The Justice Minister has ruled a former Catholic brother is to be extradited back to Australia to face child sex charges. The office of Justice Minister Judith Collins has confirmed that she has issued an order for Bernard McGrath’s surrender to Australia. But Mr McGrath has already filed judicial review proceedings challenging the Minister’s decision. Read more

Former brother drops judicial review against NZ Justice Minister

Friday, August 1st, 2014

Former St John of God Brother and convicted abuser Bernard McGrath has dropped a judicial review bid against Justice Minister Judith Collins. Australian authorities are trying to extradite McGrath from New Zealand to face 252 child sex charges. He is currently on bail. A Christchurch District Court judge put the final extradition decision in Ms Read more

More delays over McGrath extradition

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

Attempts to send a former Catholic brother back to Australia to face hundreds of child sex charges are subject to further delays. Bernard Kevin McGrath, 65, faces 252 child sex charges in Australia, and the Australian government is seeking to extradite him. A Christchurch district court judge agreed to McGrath’s extradition on June 11, 2013, Read more

Final decision on ex-Catholic brother’s extradition reserved

Friday, December 20th, 2013

A final decision on the extradition of a former Catholic brother Bernard McGrath to Australia ┬áto face 252 child sex abuse charges has been reserved. Judge Farish heard submissions from both sides before reserving her decision to a hearing on January 17. She also suppressed all details of Tuesday’s submissions. Continue reading Related Posts:Catholic Church Read more

McGrath’s extradition case to go back to district court

Friday, September 13th, 2013

A former Catholic brother has won his appeal to have his extradition order to Australia reheard in the Christchurch District Court. Bernard Kevin McGrath has been fighting an application from police in New South Wales to extradite him since October last year. In a High Court judgement released on Tuesday, Justice Whata said he was Read more

Judge reserves decision on McGrath’s extradition appeal

Friday, September 6th, 2013

A former Catholic brother will remain on bail while a judge considers an appeal on his extradition. Bernard Kevin McGrath faces 252 charges of alleged offending against boys in New South Wales over several decades. McGrath’s appeal case was heard on Thursday morning in the High Court in Christchurch by Justice Christian Whata. All of Read more

McGrath appeal against extradition delayed

Friday, August 16th, 2013

An appeal by a former Catholic brother against a decision to extradite him to Australia to face hundreds of child sex abuse charges has been delayed. Bernard Kevin McGrath’s appeal was scheduled to be heard at the High Court in Christchurch on 15 August, but has been adjourned until 5 September. Continue reading Related Posts:Supreme Read more

McGrath extradition hearing set

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

The High Court has set August 15 for the hearing of an appeal by former Catholic brother Bernard Kevin McGrath against the decision to extradite him to Australia to face hundreds of child abuse sex charges. The court in Christchurch will hear the 65-year-old’s appeal on that afternoon. The Australian Government sought his extradition last Read more