A Christian Brother changed his name after being in jail

Broken Rites

A Melbourne court has been told that a former Christian Brother, who spent five years in jail for child-sex offences, has changed his name to avoid publicity.

The former Brother, now known as “Ted Bales”, appeared in the Melbourne Magistrates Court on 29 April 2014.

This hearing was an administrative procedure. The court adjusted his bail conditions and released him until the next step in the prosecution process in July 2014.

Bales, aged 64, of Thomastown in Melbourne’s north, faces 48 charges of indecent assault and gross indecency against 14 boys in the 1970s and 1980s.

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