Ex-Catholic brother faces child sex charge

By Laine Clark
The West Australian
Ex-Catholic brother faces child sex charge | The West Australian

A former Catholic brother has been committed to stand trial on a child sexual charge after a court heard his alleged victim struggled for months to sign a police statement.

Frank Terrence Keating, 80, on Monday appeared at a Brisbane committal hearing via video link charged with one count of carnal knowledge of a child.

Prosecutors allege Keating committed the offence north of Brisbane in 1989.

Keating is a former teacher at a school north of Brisbane where he was also known as Brother Ibar.

It took about three months for the alleged victim to sign his police statement, the court heard on Monday.

Detective Senior Constable Christopher Ramey took the alleged victim’s statement last year.

“It was difficult because (the complainant) was…

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