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“Jesus wept.” Joh 11:35

Former priest facing another 60 sex charges

[Source]:

Police have laid 60 fresh charges against a former Catholic priest who allegedly sexually abused students at a private boys boarding school in central west New South Wales.

Brian Spillane taught at St Stanislaus college in Bathurst in the 1970s and 1980s and faced court last month on 33 charges relating to sexual assault of five former students.

His court appearance prompted another eight alleged victims to come forward, saying they too had been abused druring late-night prayer sessions.

A special police strike force was set up to investigate claims against Spillane and two other former St Stanislaus staff members.

Yesterday the former priest was arrested at Narwee and taken to Hurstville police station.

He was charged with 60 new offences, bringing the total number of charges against him to 93.

He was bailed and will appear in Bathurst local court on September 15, but his lawyer has already expressed concern that he will not get a fair trial because of the way the case has been covered by the media.

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September 3, 2008 - Posted by | Australia, Catholic Church, Church Scandals, Sex Abuse

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