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Marist faces 21 charges


An unnamed Marist brother is facing 21 sex offence charges dating back to the early 1970s when he taught in a Sydney Catholic primary school.

The Sydney Morning Herald reports that the 52-year-old has been charged with 21 sex offences against primary students in Sydney's east more than 30 years' ago.

It is understood he was a teacher at St Michael's School at Daceyville when he allegedly abused a number of year five students in 1974.

The brother, who is still a member of the order, was arrested by detectives yesterday and charged with 21 counts of indecent assault.

The Marist Brothers professional standards officer, Brother Alexis, said the alleged offender had been based in Sydney when arrested.


SOURCE
Teacher on sex charges (Sydney Morning Herald, 28/8/07)

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Marist Brothers Sydney Province Australia

29 Aug 2007