Retired Marist Brother charged with child sex offences

A RETIRED Marist Brother has appeared in Newcastle Local Court charged with child sex offences in the 1960s and 1970s.

Brother Francis William Cable, 80, known as Brother Romuald at Marist Brothers schools at Hamilton and Maitland, did not enter pleas to 25 charges including indecent assault and buggery.

He is alleged to have assaulted six Marist Brothers students at Hunter locations between 1960 and 1973.

The matter was adjourned to a date in March.  

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