Family Court report writer and former Big Brother psychologist, Bob Montgomery, pleads guilty to child sex abuse

A celebrity psychologist — who was used by the Family Court as an expert in custody disputes — has admitted to sexually abusing children decades ago, a revelation that law experts say opens the door for some custody rulings to be quashed.

He was charged by NSW police in January 2019.

Before that he acted in Family Court cases as a family report writer or single expert witness, a role that can include assessing the credibility of child sex abuse allegations in custody disputes.

The Montgomery scandal again throws a spotlight on the powerful role of single expert witnesses in the Family Court, which came under scrutiny in an Australian Law Reform Commission report calling for sweeping changes to the system.

Source: Family Court report writer and former Big Brother psychologist, Bob Montgomery, pleads guilty to child sex abuse – ABC News

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