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Second priest charged over sex

A SECOND Catholic priest has been arrested and charged in relation to child sex offences in the Newcastle area.

The priest was arrested this morning following a lengthy investigation into alleged child molestation, dating back to the 1970s and 1980s.

He was charged with perverting the course of justice in relation to other priests involved in the investigation.

The arrest comes a day after a priest from the Newcastle-Maitland Diocese John Sidney Denham, 65, was charged with 30 child sex offences and refused bail.

Denham is alleged to have sexually assaulted 18 boys, who at the time were aged between 11 and 18.

Police allege the assaults took place at St Pius X high school in the Newcastle suburb of Adamstown in the late 1970s and that Denham continued offending in the Charlestown parish in 1980.

Denham was arrested in Kensington yesterday, and later faced Central Local Court where he was refused bail [source].

Another priest faces child sex charges
Sydney Morning Herald – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia

Child sex – 2nd priest charged
NEWS.com.au – Australia

Second Catholic priest charged
ABC Online – Australia

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August 15, 2008 - Posted by | Australia, Church Scandals, Sex Abuse

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