A Catholic Brother facing court in 2019 regarding Monivae College, western Victoria

Police detectives have charged an elderly Catholic religious Brother (John David Frith) with offences allegedly committed some years ago against boys at a Catholic secondary school — Monivae College, situated at Hamilton in western Victoria, 290 kilometres from Melbourne. The case had its first mention in the Melbourne Magistrates Court on 14 September 2018, and it is scheduled to have its next step in court early in 2019.

The court's case number is J11356360.

The case was investigated by detectives from a specialist unit (the Sano Taskforce) in the Victoria Police, Melbourne. The investigation was concerned with the 1970s and 1980s.

Monivae College was established by a Catholic religious order, the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart. For many years, it was a boarding school for boys only.