Former Hunter Christian brother Bernard McGrath faces extradition back to Australia to face 252 child sexual assaults charges laid against him following his Friday arrest at Christchurch.

The 65-year-old was was jailed in 2006 for similar offences at Marylands School in Christchurch and had been living in Sri Lanka before returning to New Zealand.

McGrath relocated to Sri Lanka shortly after 252 sexual abuse charges were laid against him
in an Australian court earlier this year, and it’s understood some of the charges relate to his time as a brother at the
Kendal Grange College in Morisset.

McGrath appeared before Christchurch Courthouse today and has been granted strict conditional bail to face court again on December 17.