WelCom July 2020:
A former Catholic brother and schoolteacher who admitted historic sexual offending of three children has been sentenced to nine months‘ home detention and placed on the child sex register.
Kevin Healy, 81, entered guilty pleas to four charges of indecency between a man and boys aged 12 and 13, and one of indecency with a girl aged under 12. The offending occurred in 1976 and 1977 when Healy – known as ‘Brother Gordon’ – was a member of the Marist Brothers and an active schoolteacher in Wairarapa. He appeared before Judge Geoff Rea in the Napier District Court on Friday, 5 June 2020.