11 Sep 2019

Survivor of abuse by Marist brother has her day in court

From Checkpoint, 5:48 pm on 11 September 2019

A woman sexually assaulted by a former Marist brother as a young girl has told a court her life was destroyed by the abuse.

Michael Beaumont abused three girls while working in his community as a Catholic brother in the 1970s.

The crimes went unchecked until the woman went to the police in 2016.

And on Wednesday - more than 40 years later - she got her day in court.

RNZ court reporter Anneke Smith was there.