From the Australian Broadcasting Corporation:
Catholic Bishop Max Davis charged with sex offence dating back to 1969
Updated Mon 30 Jun 2014, 2:24pm AEST
Bishop Max Davis is believed to be the most senior clergyman in the Catholic Church, and the first bishop, to be charged with a child sex offence.
The 68-year-old is due to appear in Perth Magistrate’s Court on July 25, charged with three counts of indecent treatment of a child under 14.
The alleged incident took place when Bishop Davis was teaching at St Benedict’s College in New Norcia, north-east of Perth. …
According to The Catholic Weekly, Bishop Davis grew up in Perth and was ordained in 1971.
He is one of a long line of military bishops to have served the Defence Forces.
He was in the Navy in the early 60s, according to the weekly. He has been Australia’s military bishop since 2003.