A Catholic Brother in charged with offences against disadvantaged boys in New South Wales

  • By a Broken Rites researcher, article posted on 14 December 2017

A former Catholic Brother, Bernard Kevin McGrath, is being sentenced in New South Wales in 2018 regarding child sexual assaults. Bernard McGrath, formerly a member of the St John of God Brothers, was charged with abusing a number of disabled boys while he worked as a Brother in a Catholic institution at Morriset, near Lake Macquarie (between Sydney and Newcastle), in the 1970s and 1980s.

McGrath (born 22 May 1947) is a New Zealand citizen. After working in Australia as a St John of God Brother, he returned to New Zealand but New South Wales police extradited him back to New South Wales to face court proceedings.

The McGrath prosecution file is a very large set of documents.

  • To see a full Broken Rites article about Bernard Kevin McGrath, click HERE.