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Sex abuse case priest ex­tra­dited

- Crime · Society · Child Abuse · Discrimination · Sexual Abuse · Incidents · Violence and Abuse · Human Rights · Fort Augustus

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.”

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