November 03, 2005

Former Catholic teacher bailed over sex abuse charges

Radio New Zealand

Posted at 8:31pm on 3 Nov 2005

A retired Catholic teacher today appeared in court charged with sexual abuse at a Manawatu school in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

John Stevenson, 68, who lives in Wellington, is charged with six counts of indecent assault and one of inducing a boy to perform a sexual act.

According to the charges, the assaults were against three pupils aged between 14 and 16, while the accused, also known as Brother Bernard, was a teacher at Hato Paora Maori Boys College in Fielding.

Posted by kshaw at November 3, 2005 07:46 AM