A former Marist Brother, now 82, is jailed for crimes committed 50 years ago

  • By a Broken Rites researcher, article updated 24 May 2021

In the Sydney District Court on 14 May 2021, a former Marist Brother, Kevin Joseph Jewell, now aged 82, was sentenced to jail for indecently assaulting boys when he was a teacher in Sydney Catholic schools in the 1960s. In those years, each new Marist Brother would adopt a "religious" first-name; and Jewell was known to his pupils as Brother "Dacian"

In court, Jewell pleaded guilty to committing indecent assaults against eight of his former pupils in the 1960s.

The judge sentenced Jewell to seven years jail, with release possible after four years.

Kevin Jewell's date of birth is given in official documents as 15 November 1938