Accuser believes others were abused

Otago Daily Times

August 22, 2020

By Daisy Hudson

A Christian Brother allegedly sexually assaulted a young boy while working at a Dunedin school — the same school where the man’s brother assaulted several boys.

Brother Don Murray was subject to a complaint in 2018, relating to a series of incidents during his time at St Paul’s High School in the 1970s.

Br Murray is the brother of pedophile and former priest Magnus Murray, who was convicted on sex offence charges in 2003. Br Don Murray died in Auckland in May.

In a complaint to police seen by the Otago Daily Times, Michael Chamberlain alleged Br Don Murray approached him when he was 14-year-old pupil at the school in 1971.

Br Murray is alleged to have said his brother had told him he should introduce himself to him, Mr Chamberlain says in the complaint.

Mr Chamberlain said he was befriended by Br Murray, who started taking him to play squash at a club in Kaikorai Valley Rd. It was in the showers after games that the alleged abuse began.

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