Jailed former doctor's Qtown house sold

SOLD: Former doctor Morgan Fahey's home in Sunshine Bay.
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SOLD: Former doctor Morgan Fahey's home in Sunshine Bay.

The disgraced former doctor bailed to Queenstown after he was released from jail for sexually assaulting patients has sold his wife's Sunshine Bay home.

Morgan Francis Fahey, 79, originally from Christchurch, was sentenced to six years' jail in 2000 after he pleaded guilty on the eve of his trial to rape, sexual violation and unlawful sexual connection between 1966 and 1997.

He pleaded guilty to 13 charges of abuse towards 11 female patients during 30 years, including the rape of a heavily pregnant woman.

He was bailed to the distinctive Sunshine Bay home in 2003 after serving three years and four months in jail.

Mr Fahey was home yesterday but he did not want to speak to The Southland Times. Mr Fahey, a former Christchurch deputy mayor, city councillor and police medical examiner, received an OBE in 1977 but the honour was rescinded in 2000, the same year he was struck off as a doctor.

Bayleys' real estate agent Warwick Kerr handled the sale of the designer home, with its views over Lake Wakatipu, which had a valuation of $450,000.

Mr Kerr was unavailable yesterday.

Meanwhile, Stephen Royds, 48, has kept a low profile since his return to Queenstown. He was deported from California to New Zealand after serving half of a four-year sentence for cocaine offences.

The body of Mr Royds' girlfriend, Monique Trepp, was found in his Newport hotel room preserved in dry ice in March 2008, but the New Zealander was never charged with concealing a body or failing to report a death.

He lived in the US for 20 years.

The Southland Times