Sex abuse case priest extradited
RETIRED Scottish priest is set to be extraditedfromCanadaaftera child sex abuse probe.
Father Robert MacKenzie, aged 84, was a teacher at Fort Augustus Abbey in the Highlands before moving to Canada in 1988.
In 2013, a police investigation was sparked after allegations emerged of physical and sexual abuse at the school where Father MacKenzie taught.
The offences were claimed to have taken place at the school over a period of 25 years between 1967 and 1992.
A number of former pupils at the school have made detailed allegations of abuse there.
They include claims by five men who said they were raped or sexually abused by Father Aidan Duggan, an Australian monk who died in 2004.
One complainer, who has formally named Father MacKenzie as an alleged abuser, said: “This has been a long drawn-out process to get to this stage. It’s been a living hell.”