Home   News   Article

Retired Fort Augustus priest faces 18 charges of assault and sexual assault


By Ali Morrison

Get a digital copy of the Inverness Courier delivered straight to your inbox every week



News.
News.

A former priest has been accused of historic physical and sexual assaults during an appearance at Inverness Sheriff Court.

Robert MacKenzie (87) of Cupar in Saskatchewan, was extradited from Canada to answer the charges.

He made no plea during a private appearance at Inverness Sheriff Court today and was remanded pending further inquiry.

He is expected to appear in court again within the next eight days.

MacKenzie was a teacher at Fort Augustus Abbey before he moved to Canada in 1988.

Canada’s Minister of Justice approved an extradition request from Scotland’s Crown Office.

Read more court news



Having trouble getting out to pick up your weekly newspaper?

Get a digital copy of the Inverness Courier delivered straight to your inbox every week and read the full newspaper on your desktop, phone or laptop.

SUBSCRIBE NOW


This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies - Learn More