The Royal commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse finds 7 percent of all priests accused of child sex abuse in the Australian Catholic Church.
An Australian Catholic priest accused of child abuse offences at a prestigious Scottish school has been arrested in Sydney more than a year after authorities in the UK announced plans to extradite him.
Denis Alexander, 81 is one of several priests accused of sexual and physical abuse at the Fort Augustus Abbey school in the 1970s. However, he has always denied the claims.
A BBC documentary first aired the allegations in 2013. Since 2012, Mark Daly, a BBC reporter has been investigating allegations of abuse at the school.
He said while Mr Alexander’s arrest was a “striking development”, it was only one step in a drawn-out process.
He reported that Father Alexander is in custody, pending a further hearing at the local court in New South Wales, where he may choose to oppose the extradition process.