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Justin Bieber and Carl Lentz had a bromance for quite a time

Sometimes young men seek love and attention from an older man, who is not their father

Beibs: “I just want to love Carl more”

Some older men seek love and attention from a much younger man, who is not their father

Some older men like to party with much younger men

Sometimes married men like to have affairs with sexy young women

Ranin Karim, Pastor Carl Lentz’s secret lover

Sometimes preachers like to get tattoos

Sometimes preachers get fired

Saint Brian of Hillsong. Charged by Australian police on August 4, 2021 with the criminal charge of concealing a pedophile

Brian Houston outside the White House in 2019 boasting how he’d just prayed for Donald Trump in the Oval Office.

Brian was with a large group of American Evangelicals. He was pictured competing, trying to get close to The Donald.

But Brian made out he’d prayed for Donald Trump by himself in a private meeting.

“How the mighty have fallen”

If Brian is found guilty and goes to jail, imagine the headlines all over the planet.

A global disaster for Brian and Hillsong.

Donald Elley of Bellingen:

Death knell

Oxford Dictionary

death knell noun

  1. the tolling of a bell to mark someone’s death.
    • used to refer to the imminent destruction or failure of something.”the chaos may sound the death knell for the UN peace plan”

These uncertain times (hate that phrase) have also brought the death knell of Brian Houston and Hillsong in America and globally.

Washington Post, New York Post, CBN, CNN and all major American media have been posting sensational headlines about Brian Houston and Hillsong for weeks now.

CBN, one of the largest media groups in America:

“Hillsong Pastor Brian Houston Steps Down from Church Boards to Face Charges: ‘I Vehemently Profess My Innocence'”. CBN America

Brian Houston of Hillsong has gone, in an instant, from being famous in America and globally, to being infamous and not wanted anywhere.

In the weeks and years to come, Brian Houston and Hillsong are going to be all over media. As Brian goes to court in Sydney on Tuesday October 5, 2021. Then a Directions Hearing about eight months later. And there will be The Trial of Brian Houston on pedophile concealment criminal charges say a year later.

We’re in 2023 by then. Two years of very bad publicity for Brian Houston and his baby Hillsong.

Then we have a Sentencing Hearing a few months later if Brian is found guilty.

If Brian is found guilty and goes to jail, like Brian’s former friend Pastor Kong Hee of City Harvest Church Singapore, imagine the headlines all over the planet. A global disaster for Brian and Hillsong.

Brian dumped Kong Hee as soon as Kong got into trouble with the law. Brian Houston is a fair weather friend.

Pastors Phil Pringle and Kong Hee. Long-time bromance.

Not so with Phil Pringle, founder and leader of C3 Global based In Sydney.

Phil Pringle is Kong Hee’s spiritual father and mentor.

Phil Pringle has stood by Kong Hee. Even labelling very publicly Singapore Courts and Authorities, “Agents of Satan”.

Phil Pringle live outside Singapore Court calling out Singapore Courts and authorities as “Agents of Satan.”

Brian and Bobbie Houston think the same way about Australian police and authorities. They have a martyr complex. “We’re doing it all for Jesus” they say.

As Phil Pringle said of his spirit-son Kong, “We will sing God’s praises in jail and have abundant joy, as we are persecuted for Jesus.”

Kong Hee was in jail because of Phil’s bad mentoring. Phil was in his luxury, ocean-view home back in Sydney while Kong Hee languished in jail.

Phil Pringle has been flying up to Singapore for weekends of Christian ministry at Kong Hee’s City Harvest Church Singapore for decades, getting paid USD 200,000 per visit.

Fraud crimes in Singapore are treated seriously. Kong Hee got 3.5 years. With good behaviour he was out in two and a half years. Kong Hee was a changed man. His hair has gone fluffy bone white.

Brian is likely to go to jail for at least two years.

I wonder what Brian will look like after he goes to jail for a few years and comes out in his early 70s. Will Brian’s hair-transplants all fall out?

How will Brian look with no Botox on his smirking face?

Will Brian loose his paunch in the clink?

Imagine eating jail-food for three years. Yuckko.

Are dogs allowed in jail? I don’t think so. How will Lido get on without his Master? How will Brian get on without Lido?

And living in a small cell with another felon you’d never met before the clink. What if the cell-mate is a pedophile or homosexual? Can Brian sleep with one eye open? Could Brian fend off his cell-mate? What about in the communal shower room?

Warning: Do not bend over to pick up the soap if you drop it, Brian.

And Brian, best not to sing praises in jail at midnight like the Apostle Paul. You’ll need more than angels to rescue you if you do.

“About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them.” Acts 16:25

Saint Brian of Hilsong in prayer and meditation.

Brian reading the Bible, meditating and praying.

Brian as now increased hs prayer-life to 24/7 to try to save his own butt from going to jail.

Brian’s Instagram photograph

Until two years ago, Brian had this photograph as his Instagram photograph.

“Saint Brian of Hillsong”

POPE BRAIN OF HILLSONG, THE POPE WITH ADHD AND PTSD

Frank Houston founder of Hillsong

The self-confessed pedophile Rev Frank Houston.

Dave Sayers on Frank Houston sexually assaulting him in Frank’s office at Early Hillsong 1982:

“Frank said “Let’s pray”, and then what happened sends chills up my spine today knowing what he did to many young boys including the very brave ones who have come forward on your site.

Frank was sitting opposite me and he moved forward very quickly, like a pouncing spider,
making me feel very uneasy and an invasion of my personal space, wandering hands all over me, rubbing the tops of my thighs vigorously for longer than a short time and face to face very close.

I remember his eyes as you say, black as night.

Your vivid accurate description of a rock spider pouncing would be the way I would describe this incident.”

Dave Sayers 

Dave Sayers is a friend of mine. We met in 1981 at Early Hillsong in 1981. I met Dave through one of his sisters Trish.

Dave Sayers started many ministries at Early Hillsong It was called Christian Life Centre, Darlinghurst in the early 1980s. This was the second name for Hillsong Church.

Frank Houston used to call Dave Sayers “my ideas man”.

Dave Sayers was my assistant for almost two years when we did numerous building projects at the church and their IICM Bible College in 1981 to 1982.

At Christian Life Centre, Darlinghurst, Dave Sayers was the pioneer of Street Evangelism, Christian Commandos, the Puppet Ministry and other forms of Christian Outreach.

Dave Sayers was with YWAM before he came to CLC Darlinghurst in the late 1970s.

Dave is from a strong New Zealand Baptist family. His mother and father were “people of the Word” (Bible), like most Baptists.

Dave has been involved in the Pentecostal/ Charismatic movement for over 45 years.

Dave tells it as it is about Pastor Frank Houston and his pedophilia by describing an incident of Pastor Frank Houston’s sexual abuse of him as an adult man aged about 30.

Frank Houston The Rock Spider

Rock Spider

Dave Sayers story of his sexual abuse by Pastor Frank Houston.

“Hi Don,

I have a vivid memory of Frank Houston that was triggered by your description of a rock spider.

I was 30 and a leader in those days and was in a private meeting in Frank’s office.

This incident meant absolutely nothing to me for 34 years or more until reading your descriptions of Frank the rock spider.

In this meeting, I remember the unease I felt and it meant nothing at the time as it was all done in the name of religion and I thought that this was the method for imparting the anointing.

Frank said “Let’s pray”, and then what happened sends chills up my spine today knowing what he did to many young boys including the very brave ones who have come forward on your site.

Frank was sitting opposite me and he moved forward very quickly, like a pouncing spider, making me feel very uneasy and an invasion of my personal space, wandering hands all over me, rubbing the tops of my thighs vigorously for longer than a short time and face to face very close.

I remember his eyes as you say, black as night.

Your vivid accurate description of a rock spider pouncing would be the way I would describe this incident.

Your description of a rock spider (poor rock spider) is completely accurate and I can only imagine but never understand any of the horror in the lives of the small innocent children that this priest from hell inflicted on.

The man hypnotised many into believing his eyes were pools of love for lost souls
but it wasn’t the fire of God in those eyes it was the fires of hell of a tormented sick man.

This man was an antichrist whose legacy is a false church, Hillsong, infiltrating the Australian Christian Churches movement (edit: formerly called the Australian Assemblies of God (AOG) Church), preaching a false cultist gospel, deceiving everyone within the sound of his voice, lying to his own dear wife and throwing everyone under the bus to pay for his sins.

Dave Sayers”

Jonathan Wain as I knew him in the 1970s

Chairman of Dilworth Board from 2015 to 2018. On Dilworth Board and Council from 2004 to 2018. Boarder at Dilworth School as a boy in 1960s to 1973.

Donald Elley of Bellingen:

Rob Campbell, General Manager Dilworth Trust Board

2 May 2018

“Aaron replaces Jon Wain who has resigned after 14 years on the Dilworth Trust Board, which included three years as Chairman.

Prior to the AGM, Mr Wain advised that for family and career reasons he would not be standing again for the position of Chair and has resigned his position as Trustee.

The Trustees would like to acknowledge Jon and his wife Kay for their years of dedication and commitment to Dilworth, including the upheaval of their lives leaving Brisbane so Jon could take up the position of Chair in 2015. Prior to becoming a Trustee, Jon was a Council Member of DOBA for several years, three as President.

Jon has been working on a project relating to the history of the Trust Board, and the Trustees are pleased he will continue to complete this project.

The Board has wished Jon and Kay all the very best for their future, and know Jon will continue to be a loyal supporter of Dilworth.

Rob Campbell

General Manager

Dilworth Trust Board

(Dilworth School, Auckland – article below)

Auckland barrister Jonathan R Wain – as I remember him in the 1970s

Dilworth – transforming boys lives

New Chair for the Dilworth Trust Board

May 2, 2018

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Message from the Dilworth Trust Board

Former Dilworth Old Boy and Trustee Aaron Snodgrass has been appointed Chair of the Dilworth Trust Board at the Board’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) this week.

Aaron replaces Jon Wain who has resigned after 14 years on the Dilworth Trust Board, which included three years as Chair.

Aaron attended Dilworth from 1981 to 1989 and has been a Trustee since 2013. He was also a member of the Dilworth Old Boys’ Association (DOBA) Council and held the post of Treasurer from 1994 to 1999.

Aaron is currently Chief Financial Officer at Eastland Group. The Gisborne-based infrastructure company owns and operates the region’s electricity network and port, and manages Gisborne Airport. It also runs Eastland Generation, which produces electricity from predominantly hydro and geothermal plants. Eastland Group recently established New Zealand’s first community-focused new energy hub, Electric Village. He has previously lived and worked in New York City with PricewaterhouseCoopers and Deutsche Bank, returning to New Zealand in 2013.  Aaron is a Fellow Chartered Accountant who attended the University of Auckland and Harvard Business School. He is married to Courtney and has four children.

Prior to the AGM, Mr Wain advised that for family and career reasons he would not be standing again for the position of Chair and has resigned his position as Trustee.

The Trustees would like to acknowledge Jon and his wife Kay for their years of dedication and commitment to Dilworth, including the upheaval of their lives leaving Brisbane so Jon could take up the position of Chair in 2015. Prior to becoming a Trustee, Jon was a Council Member of DOBA for several years, three as President.

Jon has been working on a project relating to the history of the Trust Board, and the Trustees are pleased he will continue to complete this project.

The Board has wished Jon and Kay all the very best for their future, and know Jon will continue to be a loyal supporter of Dilworth.

Rob Campbell

General Manager

Dilworth Trust Board

Jonathan Wain as I knew him in the 1970s.

Chairman of Dilworth Board from 2015 to 2018. On Dilworth Board and Council from 2004 to 2018. Boarder at Dilworth School as a boy in 1960s to 1973.

Jonathan Wain of Auckland, New Zealand. A barrister.

Donald Elley of Bellingen:

My questions to the boy victims of Dilworth School’s sexual abuse and New Zealand police are as follows:

These are the questions that would help the investigation.

Has Jonathan Wain come forward to help police?

Was Jonathan Wain sexually abused at Dilworth School in the 1960s to 1970s as a boy/ teen? He was a boarder there.

Did Jonathan Wain see any other boys being sexually abused at Dilworth School?

If he did, did he report this to police later as an adult?

Did Jonathan Wain cover up pedophiles and pedophile crimes as recent Chairman of Dilworth Board?

What does Jonathan Wain, a long-time Auckland barrister, know about all this?

Police should interview Jonathan Wain.

150 New Zealand men have come forward recently about historical sexual abuse at Dilworth School

150 New Zealand men have come forward recently about historical sexual abuse at Dilworth School in Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city. Auckland has a current population of 1.7 million. In 1970, the population was 700,000.

Jonathan Wain is a recent Chairman of Dilworth School Board. He was a boarder there from when he was a boy until when he was 15 in 1973. I met Jonathan Wain at Rutherford School at Te Atatu in West Auckland. His mother and sister lived there.

His mother sent Jonathan to Dilworth School after she split with her husband, Jonathan’s father. This was when Jonathan was quite young.

Decades later Jonathan became Chairman of Dilworth School Board for a number of years. Members of the Dilworth Board are called Trustees. This is because Dilworth is funded by a Trust bequeathed by its founder Mr Dilworth in 1898.

Dilworth School History (Wikipedia)

“Dilworth School was founded under the terms of the will of an Auckland farmer and businessman, Irish born James Dilworth who died in 1894.

He and his wife Isabella had no children of their own and left their wealth to establish a school with a goal of educating sons of people from the top two-thirds of the North Island who had suffered some family misfortune and were unable to afford the education they wanted their children to have.

The school opened in 1906 with eight boys and for the first 21 years offered primary education only. Secondary boys at that time boarded at the school but attended Auckland Grammar School during the day. The original school buildings were Dilworth’s old farm homestead and outbuildings. Classrooms and other buildings were added later.

A secondary department was built in 1931. A major expansion started in 1956, the 50th anniversary, with the foundation stone being laid for St Patrick’s Chapel. The total roll when that phase of the expansion was completed some five years later, was 300.”

Dilworth School : 150 men have come forward about historical sexual abuse. June 22, 2021. New Zealand Herald.

The number of men who were allegedly sexually abused at Dilworth School continues to grow, with police saying they have now spoken to 150 former students.

One hundred and twenty two of those students say they were sexually abused by teachers, tutors, housemasters, Scout leaders and chaplains at the private Auckland boarding school over a 40-year-period.

Just over 100 charges have been laid against 11 men in relation to some of the historic offending and today police have laid a further seven charges against the school’s former chaplain, Ross Browne.

They include two charges of sexual violation, two charges of indecent assault, and three charges of possession of child exploitation material.

The 72-year-old Anglican priest resigned from his role as vicar of St Luke’s Church in Manurewa after being charged last year.

He is now facing a total of 23 charges in relation to 13 boys.

The charges were laid as part of Operation Beverly, an investigation into historic offending at Dilworth between the 1970s and 2000s.

Ross Browne was involved in Scouts and amateur theatre for nearly 50 years.
Ross Browne was involved in Scouts and amateur theatre for nearly 50 years.

Detective Senior Sergeant Geoff Baber said 103 charges have been laid in relation to 56 of 122 the men who have come forward with allegations of abuse.

Police have not been able to further some of the other allegations for various reasons, including a lack of evidence, or the complainants not wanting to prosecute.

Baber said the investigation is ongoing and police are still keen to talk to anyone with further information.

“Investigators working on Operation Beverly over the past two years have spoken with a number of former students who have been identified as being victims of sexual abuse while at the school.

“While we have spoken to more than 150 former students, I still encourage anyone with information that hasn’t spoken with the investigation team yet to get in touch.”

Browne was Dilworth’s chaplain from 1979 until 2006 when he resigned. He was ordained in 1972 and an assistant priest at St Matthew’s in the City before his appointment at the school.

Along with the church Browne has had a long involvement in drama and Scouts – he became an assistant Scout director in the late 1960s.

In the early 1970s he became the founding director and producer of the Auckland Gang Show, an amateur theatrical performance where the cast is made up of young people involved in Scouts and Guides.

Ross Browne outside the Auckland District Court in 2020. Photo / Michael Craig
Ross Browne outside the Auckland District Court in 2020. Photo / Michael Craig

Scouts chief executive Joshua Tabor told the Herald last year after Browne’s name suppression lapsed that he was no longer involved in Scouts, and support was being offered to the Gang Show community.

“We can confirm that Mr Browne, the Dilworth School Chaplain, was also the long-serving director of the Auckland Central Gang Show, a biannual Scout & Guide related musical theatre production. Mr Browne served in the role for 50 years until 2019,” he said.

“The Auckland Central Gang Show community is devastated by the allegations and is being supported by Scouts New Zealand.”

Browne, who has denied the first lot of charges, will appear in the Auckland District Court tomorrow on the new charges.

Three men, Keith Dixon, Rex McIntosh and Richard Galloway, have died since being charged.

After Dixon’s death one of his former students, Vaughan Sexton, said the MacMurray House tutor was one of three staff in the same boarding house at the same time who have all gone on to face sexual abuse charges.

“You can’t tell me there wasn’t a child abuse ring. There were three in the house I was in,” said Sexton, who believes the abuse was covered up in the 1970s. “They would have known because we were told to keep away from [another man who has since died but is not part of Operation Beverly]”.

Graeme Lindsay is due to be sentenced in August after pleading guilty to indecently assaulting a boy and inducing a boy to do an indecent act.

Ian Wilson was jailed for three years and seven months after admitting he indecently assaulting five students between 1975 and 1992. The Maraetai man was convicted in 1997 for similar offending against another boy.

The other men, some of whom still have name suppression, are still before the courts.

Ian Wilson is behind bars after pleading guilty to the indecent assault of five boys. Photo / Michael Craig
Ian Wilson is behind bars after pleading guilty to the indecent assault of five boys. Photo / Michael Craig

Close friends of thirty years, Pastor Rick Godwin of Eagle’s Nest Christian Fellowship, San Antonio, Texas and Pastor Brian Houston of Hillsong based in New York City on 11 September 2020 in Los Angeles.

In the video below Pastor Rick Godwin preaches on “The power of one”.

Pastor Rick Godwin runs through a long list of Biblical, Christian and secular visionaries, leaders and thinkers who have changed history.

It’s an interesting message, but I sense no Holy Spirit anointing on Rick Godwin’s preaching or on this entire Hillsong service on 21 September 2019.

Incidentally, the last song “Praise the Father, Praise the Son, Praise the Spirit, Three in One…” is Biblically incorrect. The Holy Spirit does not receive praise in the Holy Bible. His job and function is to facilitate praise of God the Father and God the Son. Just a small point but the Devil’s in the detail. If the Devil can’t get us into outright sin, he’ll subtly get us into heresies.

Hillsong is a Christian factory of many small and not so small heresies, from gay tolerance and a soft-sell gospel, through to the Prosperity Gospel which is 180 degrees the opposite of Biblical Christianity.

The excesses and disgusting behaviour of Brian and Bobbie Houston and top Hillsong pastors and leaders is well-documented on this site. They are persistent, brazen and callous in their stripping of the Blessed Body of Christ, the church of the Lord Jesus, of its cash and assets.

Donald Elley of Bellingen:

This is the sad tale of an Anglican school in Auckland, New Zealand, Dilworth College, not protecting its students, punishing the abused students when they spoke out and protecting pedophiles.

This has been going on since the 1970s, and very likely prior.

The school is independently run and affiliated with the Anglican Church of Aotearoa (New Zealand).

Stuff.NZ article below:

Dilworth School was founded in 1894 by James Dilworth. It has taken in boys from disadvantaged backgrounds and broken homes, offering them a high standard of education and boarding.

Richard Charles Galloway was one of nine men charged with historical sexual offending in connection with Dilworth School in Epsom.
ABIGAIL DOUGHERTY/STUFFRichard Charles Galloway was one of nine men charged with historical sexual offending in connection with Dilworth School in Epsom.

“As early as the 1970s,” said Harding, “Dilworth School knew vulnerable young boys in its care were being sexually abused by staff and others in positions of power, yet the school failed to stop the abuse from happening, allowing it to continue for over 30 years.”

He claimed when boys were brave enough to speak out, they were punished and silenced.

“The school also moved offenders on and actively sought suppression orders to protect the school’s reputation if the offenders were convicted for their crimes,” he claimed.

Harding faced Dilworth’s former senior school assistant principal Ian Robert Wilson when Wilson was sentenced in March.

Dilworth School leaders apologise after six men were arrested on charges of historical abuse at the boarding school.

Two survivors of historical sexual abuse at Auckland’s Dilworth School are taking a class action claim to the Human Rights Commission.

The survivors are inviting others to join their claim which alleges Dilworth School staff failed to protect students from systemic sexual abuse at the school between 1970 and 2006.

The claim will seek damages on behalf of all boys who were sexually abused and has been made in the name of Neil Harding and another survivor with name suppression.

On Thursday, Harding told Stuff he was wearing his Dilworth School badge on his lapel to remind him of those who had been abused.

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Dilworth School was founded in 1894 by James Dilworth. It has taken in boys from disadvantaged backgrounds and broken homes, offering them a high standard of education and boarding.

Richard Charles Galloway was one of nine men charged with historical sexual offending in connection with Dilworth School in Epsom.
ABIGAIL DOUGHERTY/STUFFRichard Charles Galloway was one of nine men charged with historical sexual offending in connection with Dilworth School in Epsom.

“As early as the 1970s,” said Harding, “Dilworth School knew vulnerable young boys in its care were being sexually abused by staff and others in positions of power, yet the school failed to stop the abuse from happening, allowing it to continue for over 30 years.”

He claimed when boys were brave enough to speak out, they were punished and silenced.

“The school also moved offenders on and actively sought suppression orders to protect the school’s reputation if the offenders were convicted for their crimes,” he claimed.

Harding faced Dilworth’s former senior school assistant principal Ian Robert Wilson when Wilson was sentenced in March.

Dilworth School's former assistant principal, Ian Robert Wilson, was sentenced at Auckland District Court on seven charges relating to the historical sexual abuse of boys.
LAWRENCE SMITH/STUFFDilworth School’s former assistant principal, Ian Robert Wilson, was sentenced at Auckland District Court on seven charges relating to the historical sexual abuse of boys.

In his victim impact statement, he spoke of the devastating impact of the abuse.

He told Stuff he had since learned a complaint was made about Wilson before Wilson abused him but nothing was done.

“I realised that if the school had done what it should have done, I wouldn’t have been abused. That’s what really shocked me … Dilworth is just as responsible as if they did it themselves.”

Harding said he was still seeking peace and healing, some 40 years later. The school expressed its “sorrow and sadness” but that is not enough. 

Harding said the school needed to own its role in allowing the abuse to happen. 

“This isn’t about the money … it’s about redress and the appropriate restitution.”

Harding is hopeful other survivors will join the action with the Human Rights Commission.

“I want to cut the path that they can walk … really, it’s about them.”

He hopes that by taking the action, survivors can get their lives back on track.

Dilworth Trust Board chairman Aaron Snodgrass said the details of the complaint were confidential, and he would not be making any comment.

Dilworth School: Former student claims he was caned after reporting sex abuse - Thumbnail
Dilworth School: Former student claims he was caned after reporting sex abuse – Thumbnail

Harding said he had a strong legal team behind him who are working on the case for free.

They include lawyers Rachael Reed QC and Ali Van Ammers, with law firm Wilson Harle backing the action.

In a statement, Reed said the team would be seeking the “absolute maximum amount” in compensation for the survivors.

“At the heart of this new legal claim is Dilworth’s accountability for their failure to protect the boys in their care. The school was responsible for caring and protecting vulnerable boys in our community, instead they permitted them to be sexually abused.”

The action is being brought under the Human Rights Act. MORE FROM
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Under the Act, once a complaint is laid, a dispute resolution process kicks in, administered by the Human Rights Commission. If a resolution is not reached, the claim can then go to the tribunal.

Just how many will join Harding’s claim is not known but over 120 people have made complaints to police as part of Operation Beverley, the investigation into alleged historical sexual abuse linked to Dilworth.

So far, police have laid charges against 11 men, three of which have since died.

Survivors and others with information regarding claims of sexual abuse at Dilworth can contact the team via their website.

Dilworth School: 150 men have come forward about historical sexual abuse

22 Jun, 2021

The number of men who were allegedly sexually abused at Dilworth School continues to grow, with police saying they have now spoken to 150 former students.

One hundred and twenty two of those students say they were sexually abused by teachers, tutors, housemasters, Scout leaders and chaplains at the private Auckland boarding school over a 40-year-period.

Just over 100 charges have been laid against 11 men in relation to some of the historic offending and today police have laid a further seven charges against the school’s former chaplain, Ross Browne.

They include two charges of sexual violation, two charges of indecent assault, and three charges of possession of child exploitation material.

The 72-year-old Anglican priest resigned from his role as vicar of St Luke’s Church in Manurewa after being charged last year.

He is now facing a total of 23 charges in relation to 13 boys.

The charges were laid as part of Operation Beverly, an investigation into historic offending at Dilworth between the 1970s and 2000s.

Ross Browne was involved in Scouts and amateur theatre for nearly 50 years.
Ross Browne was involved in Scouts and amateur theatre for nearly 50 years.

Detective Senior Sergeant Geoff Baber said 103 charges have been laid in relation to 56 of 122 the men who have come forward with allegations of abuse.

Police have not been able to further some of the other allegations for various reasons, including a lack of evidence, or the complainants not wanting to prosecute.

Baber said the investigation is ongoing and police are still keen to talk to anyone with further information.

“Investigators working on Operation Beverly over the past two years have spoken with a number of former students who have been identified as being victims of sexual abuse while at the school.

“While we have spoken to more than 150 former students, I still encourage anyone with information that hasn’t spoken with the investigation team yet to get in touch.”

Browne was Dilworth’s chaplain from 1979 until 2006 when he resigned. He was ordained in 1972 and an assistant priest at St Matthew’s in the City before his appointment at the school.

Along with the church Browne has had a long involvement in drama and Scouts – he became an assistant Scout director in the late 1960s.

In the early 1970s he became the founding director and producer of the Auckland Gang Show, an amateur theatrical performance where the cast is made up of young people involved in Scouts and Guides.

Ross Browne outside the Auckland District Court in 2020. Photo / Michael Craig
Ross Browne outside the Auckland District Court in 2020. Photo / Michael Craig

Scouts chief executive Joshua Tabor told the Herald last year after Browne’s name suppression lapsed that he was no longer involved in Scouts, and support was being offered to the Gang Show community.

“We can confirm that Mr Browne, the Dilworth School Chaplain, was also the long-serving director of the Auckland Central Gang Show, a biannual Scout & Guide related musical theatre production. Mr Browne served in the role for 50 years until 2019,” he said.

“The Auckland Central Gang Show community is devastated by the allegations and is being supported by Scouts New Zealand.”

Browne, who has denied the first lot of charges, will appear in the Auckland District Court tomorrow on the new charges.

Three men, Keith Dixon, Rex McIntosh and Richard Galloway, have died since being charged.

After Dixon’s death one of his former students, Vaughan Sexton, said the MacMurray House tutor was one of three staff in the same boarding house at the same time who have all gone on to face sexual abuse charges.

“You can’t tell me there wasn’t a child abuse ring. There were three in the house I was in,” said Sexton, who believes the abuse was covered up in the 1970s. “They would have known because we were told to keep away from [another man who has since died but is not part of Operation Beverly]”.

Graeme Lindsay is due to be sentenced in August after pleading guilty to indecently assaulting a boy and inducing a boy to do an indecent act.

Ian Wilson was jailed for three years and seven months after admitting he indecently assaulting five students between 1975 and 1992. The Maraetai man was convicted in 1997 for similar offending against another boy.

The other men, some of whom still have name suppression, are still before the courts.

Ian Wilson is behind bars after pleading guilty to the indecent assault of five boys. Photo / Michael Craig
Ian Wilson is behind bars after pleading guilty to the indecent assault of five boys. Photo / Michael Craig

Donald Elley of Bellingen, Australia:

Things ae going crazier and crazier in my homeland New Zealand.

I feel sorry for New Zealand under Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. A woke Socialist Labour government taking New Zealand to Hell.

I knew this would happen the minute she came in.

Jacinda: Full of promises and seldom delivers.

A Woke Socialist who’ll send the country bankrupt.

Drunk on Woke politics.

Jacinda struts the New Zealand and International stage, continuously doing Woke attention-seeking performances.

Breast-feeding in the public at the United Nations in New York City.

And wearing a black hijab when visiting grieving relatives after the Christchurch Muslim massacre.

That action was religion-insensitive, self-seeking, pretentious and in breach of hijab codes.

Only Muslim women are permitted to wear hijabs by Muslim religion. Not Anglo-Saxon fawning fakers like New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.