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Ex Eastwood Catholic Brother facing sex assault charges

  • A 78-year-old former Catholic Brother has been charged with child sex offences
  • The man was arrested and charged on Thursday following a police investigation
  • Police allege the man assaulted several young boys while a teacher in the 1960s
  • A 60-year-old man claimed the abuse occurred when he was a boy, police report

A former Catholic Brother has been charged with numerous indecent assaults, after a 60-year-old man came forward to reveal the alleged abuse he suffered when he was a nine-year-old student.

Earlier this year, the alleged victim told police the Catholic Brother assaulted him when he was a young student at an Eastwood education facility in the 1960s. 

The 78-year-old former Catholic Brother and teacher was taken to Eastwood Police Station on Thursday night, following a police investigation into several indecent assaults from the 1960s.  

A 78-year-old former Catholic Brother has been charged with several indecent assaults of children, dating from the 1960s (stock image)

Detectives from Ryde Local Area Command began an investigation and discovered four other men, who all alleged that they had also been assaulted.

Police will allege that the five men were all assaulted within the Hillview Street, Eastwood education facility between 1967 and 1968.

The former Catholic Brother was later taken to Ryde Police Station where he was charged with fifteen counts of indecent assault.

He was granted conditional bail and is due to appear before Burwood Local Court on November 13.

A 60-year-old man reported historical sexual and indecent assaults to police earlier this year, which allegedly occurred when he was a nine-year-old student (stock image)

A 60-year-old man reported historical sexual and indecent assaults to police earlier this year, which allegedly occurred when he was a nine-year-old student (stock image)

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