February 15, 2005

Clergymen to get extra protection

The Courier-Mail

A SYDNEY Catholic priest and a religious brother awaiting extradition to New Zealand on child sex charges will receive extra protection while in custody in Australia.

The two members of the St John of God Catholic order, who worked for the Marylands school in Christchurch, are accused of sodomising and indecently assaulting boys as young as eight between 1966 and 1979.

Father Raymond John Garchow, 59, and Brother Rodger Maloney, 69, face a total of 32 sexual assault charges against former students at the school for boys with intellectual and learning disabilities.

Both men were ordered yesterday to be handed over to New Zealand authorities.

Their lawyers are fighting to have them released on bail while they await extradition, and have lodged a review of the extradition orders.

Posted by kshaw at February 15, 2005 04:13 AM