The judge remanded Kay on bail with the condition he reside at his Blenheim address and not make contact with the victim unless for the purpose of restorative justice....

Outside, Kay told One News he had not been in contact with the victim or his family, and said he was "anxious that they not be affected or harmed by all of this".

Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse national manager Ken Clearwater said Kay's early plea was significant. "It is very unusual, especially from a priest. I was very surprised. I have dealt with several cases of clerical abuse. This is the first [priest] to acknowledge what he has done at the first opportunity. I take my hat off to him, he has behaved in a respectful way. It has saved the victim having to go through a horrendous court trial."

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