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Psychologist charged with child sex offenses given bail



UPDATE at 2:20 PM | The GOLD Coast man and former Scoutmaster charged with a dozen historical child sex offenses has been granted bail.

Dr. Robert Montgomery, 75, was arrested at his Gold Coast Clinic in Southport on Tuesday.

The esteemed Gold Coast psychologist was extradited to New South Wales where he was formally charged for this morning with nine counts of indecent assault and two counts of buggery.


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This is the 75-year-old man sexually abused three 12-year-old boy scouts in Sydney 55 years ago, during his time as a Scoutmaster in the 1960s.

Dr. Montgomery appeared in Byron Bay Local Court via videolink from Tweed Heads Police Station this afternoon where he was granted strict conditional bail.

Earlier, Defense Lawyer Colin Greatorix told News Corp his client was "quite depressed" after the allegations were levelled against him.

FIRST at 5:00 AM (by Rebecca Dakin) | The GOLD Coast man has been arrested and extradited to the New South Wales.

The 75-year-old, who was once the Scoutmaster, was on Tuesday.

There are no reports on the practice of a psychologist.

The arrest comes after three years ago, Marrickville, and Waterfall areas when they were just 12-years-old.

The man was allegedly a Scoutmaster at Edgecliff and Marrickville during this time, and the boys were all members.

Investigators applied for the Southport Magistrates Court on Wednesday.

The man was escorted by police to Tweed Heads Police Station where an arrest warrant was executed.

They were charged with indecent assault on male (x9) and buggery (x2).

They were refused bail to appear at Tweed Heads Local Court on Thursday.


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