Catholic brother charged over Lismore sexual assault

A Catholic brother has been charged in Sydney following an alleged historical indecent assault on a boy in Lismore during the 1960s.

Police allege that the brother was teaching at a Lismore school between 1967 and 1969 when he sexually assaulted a boy who was in year six at the time.

The matter was reported to police in February last year and about 9.20am yesterday (Wednesday 18 March 2015), an 82-year-old man was arrested and charged at Burwood Police Station with one count of indecent assault.

He was granted conditional bail to appear at Lismore Local Court on Wednesday April 22.


2 responses to “Catholic brother charged over Lismore sexual assault”

  1. Ken says:

    He was a catholic brother what else would you expect ?
    This is what these sex starved, religious nutters are bred for, and any parent is aware of this !
    If you entrust small vulnerable children to this system , they get screwed.
    charge the parents with neglect and the priests with rape.
    Cheers G”)

  2. Jo says:

    Ken doesn’t know the first thing about Catholic religious, confusing brothers with priests. Nonetheless, the vow of celibacy has a lot to answer for. I don’t see a lot of nuns being drawn into this, though. Probably says more about the male condition rather than religious nutters. Christ was very clear about His views on those who harmed children. These twisted individuals are not upholders of their religion. Quite the opposite.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Become a supporter of The Echo

A note from the editorial team

Some of The Echo’s editorial team: journalists Paul Bibby and Aslan Shand, editor Hans Lovejoy, photographer Jeff Dawson and Mandy Nolan

The Echo has never underestimated the intelligence and passion of its readers. In a world of corporate banality and predictability, The Echo has worked hard for more than 30 years to help keep Byron and the north coast unique with quality local journalism and creative ideas. We think this area needs more voices, reasoned analysis and ideas than just those provided by News Corp, lifestyle mags, Facebook groups and corporate newsletters.

The Echo is one hundred per cent locally owned and one hundred per cent independent. As you have probably gathered from what is happening in the media industry, it is not cheap to produce a weekly newspaper and a daily online news service of any quality.

We have always relied entirely on advertising to fund our operations, but often loyal readers who value our local, independent journalism have asked how they could help ensure our survival.

Any support you can provide to The Echo will make an enormous difference. You can make a one-off contribution or a monthly one. With your help, we can continue to support a better informed local community and a healthier democracy for another 30 years.”

Echonetdaily is made possible by the support of all of our advertisers and is brought to you by this week's sponsors Vast Furniture & Homewares Ballina and Falls Festival Byron Bay.