Posts Tagged ‘Newcastle’

Brother extradited from NZ appears in Aust court

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

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 Read more

Former brother leaves NZ after abuse charges laid

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