Former TV psychologist Dr. Bob Montgomery, who was a guest on the first season of Big Brother, will fight historical sex crimes after being extradited from Queensland to New South Wales and released on strict bail conditions.
The 75 year old psychologist is alleged to have sexually abused three 12-year-old boys during his time as a scout leader in the 1960s.
Montgomery, who was granted bail at Byron Bay Local Court yesterday, has been charged with two counts of buggery and nine counts of indecent assault on a male.
His lawyer Colin Greatorix told the ABC, “Peoples’ minds fade over the years.
“People can create issues, and I’m not saying these people [the complainants] have lodged false claims, but we are saying they are not correct.”
He said his client was in “an uncomfortable state” and “quite depressed” after being charged.
“It’s put him a state of shock, I was concerned about his mental health very much so… yesterday he was quite depressed,” he said.
On his website, Dr Montgomery says he is the author of 13 best-selling self-help books and describes himself as a regular contributor to television, radio and print media.
The matter is scheduled to return on April 24 at Sydney’s Downing Centre Local Court.