The Warrnambool victim of pedophile Marist brother Gerard McNamara, known as "The Rat" by students, has welcomed his fourth criminal sentencing for sex offences.
In the Melbourne County Court, Judge Chris Ryan imposed a 35-month jail sentence.
Brother McNamara, 81, will serve an immediate seven months with the remaining 28 months to be suspended.
"As a victim of Brother McNamara I can say that going through the court process has allowed me to see life in a new light," the Warrnambool victim said on Monday.
"I urge all victims of clergy pedophilia to consider coming forward for the benefit of their own mental health and natural justice," he said.
Brother McNamara, who was the sports master and principal of St Paul's Catholic College in Traralgon in the mid 1970s, pleaded guilty to four counts of indecent assault and one charge of assault.
The offences were committed between 1973 and 1975.
Some of the offences were rolled up representative charges as he repeatedly abused victims.
Brother McNamara used his position as sports master to gain access to boys and touched them inappropriately at the sports shed and the brothers' quarters.
He has previously been sentenced three times for similar offending and has now pleaded guilty to offences against 15 boys.
Prosecutors described how many of the abused boyswere left smelling of McNamara's massage liniment, which made them identifiable as victims and open to ridicule by their peers.
Judge Ryan labelled the recent case as involving "abhorrent conduct" which left the boys with a sense of shame.
He said Brother McNamara had exploited his position as a teacher and principal to breach the trust of victims, their parents and his religious community.
"It's plain you were notorious for this type of conduct at St Paul's college and your victims were ridiculed by fellow students," Judge Ryan said.
The judge said Brother McNamara had premeditated his conduct and deliberately orchestrated instances to offend.
"It's a serious example of offending of this kind," he said.
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