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Retired priest charged with assaults

[Source] August 22, 2008 :

Police have charged a retired Catholic priest with a string of child sex offences against an altar boy that date back almost 40 years.

The 81-year-old former clergyman, who now lives in Victoria, was alleged to have repeatedly sexually assaulted the boy over a seven-year period on the New South Wales south coast.

The boy was 10 years old at the time and served as an altar boy.

Police media said Lake Illawarra detectives travelled to Melbourne to follow up numerous complaints made to a victim’s support group.

They later charged the former priest with 10 counts of indecent assault and two counts of buggery.

He has been issued with a summons to appear in the Wollongong Local Court on September 30.

It is the third arrest in eight days of retired or serving Catholic priests in New South Wales.

Police last week arrested a 65-year-old priest at an Adamstown high school and charged him with 30 child sex offences commited on 18 boys during the 1970s and 1980s.

Two days later another priest at the same school was charged with perverting the course of justice in a police probe into the allegations at the school.

August 22, 2008 - Posted by | Altar Boys, Australia, Catholic Church, Sex Abuse

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