Posts Tagged ‘Bernard McGrath’

McGrath appeals extradition Comments 0

Friday, June 28th, 2013

Former Catholic brother Bernard Kevin McGrath has avoided deportation – for now – by appealing against his extradition to Australia to face hundreds of sex-abuse charges. McGrath, 65, had until today to either lodge an appeal or voluntarily go back to Australia where 252 charges have been laid alleging that he raped, molested and abused Read more

Bernard McGrath extradited on sex abuse charges Comments 0

Friday, June 14th, 2013

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 Read more

Judge critical of the media for pursuing McGrath down the street Comments 0

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

Bernard McGrath made a remand appearance on Monday in the Christchurch District Court, where defence counsel Phillip Allan said he had just filed a notice of opposition to the extradition application. Judge David Saunders remanded McGrath, 65, on continued bail. Judge Saunders was critical of the media for pursuing McGrath down the street after his last court Read more

Bernard McGrath arrested after returning to New Zealand Comments 1

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

New Zealand police have arrested Bernard McGrath, a former Catholic brother and convicted pedophile after Australian authorities filed 252 new charges against him. McGrath voluntarily left Sri Lanka last week and arrived at Christchurch International Airport on Friday. Police deny he had fled to Sri Lanka, saying he was only there for a holiday. He Read more

Former brother leaves NZ after abuse charges laid Comments 1

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

A former St John of God brother who was jailed in New Zealand for sexual abuse has now moved to Sri Lanka after Australian authorities laid hundreds of new charges against him. Fairfax Media in Australia reported that Bernard Kevin McGrath flew out of Christchurch a few months ago, some time after 252 abuse charges Read more

Former Brother convicted of sex abuse in NZ being sought by NSW police Comments 0

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

Bernard McGrath, a former religious brother, who served two years in a New Zealand prison for sex abuse committed in Christchurch is now being sought by New South Wales police after being charged with 252 offences in a Newcastle court on June 27. New South Wales police were to extradite McGrath to Australia from Christchurch Read more