April 22, 2006

Clergymen's NZ child sex charges extradition overturned

Radio New Zealand

Posted at 4:14pm on 22 Apr 2006

The Federal Court in Sydney has ruled that two Catholic clergymen, facing child sex allegations in New Zealand, should not be extradited to face charges.

Brother Roger Maloney, 71, and priest Raymond Garchow, 58, are facing allegations dating back to the 1970s of abusing boys at the Marylands Special School in Christchurch. Brother Maloney faces 28 charges, and Fr. Garchow faces four charges.

The ABC reported a Local Court magistrate in Sydney last year ordered their extradition to New Zealand; but they asked the Federal Court to review that decision.

Posted by kshaw at April 22, 2006 06:49 AM