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Marist Brother Michael Beaumont who sexually abused girl during prayer sentenced to home detention

Sep 13, 2019

By Edward Gay

A former Marist Brother who sexually abused three girls in the 1970s was found to still have a sexual interest in young girls, 40 years later.

In the 1970s Michael Beaumont abused a 9-year-old girl while her family had their eyes closed in prayer.

Beaumont admitted the historical indecent assault charge on the morning he was due to stand trial at the Auckland District Court in February.

The 72 year-old has also pleaded guilty to two charges relating to touching two other girls, also in the 1970s.

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