January 20, 2005

Priest admits indecent assault of parishioner


A Catholic priest will be sentenced next week after admitting to indecently assaulting a parishioner more than 20 years ago.

Father Terrance Norman Goodall pleaded guilty to assaulting the 29-year-old man at a house and in a swimming pool in 1982.

The Sydney District Court was told today that the Catholic church was informed about the assault at the time but it was not acted upon until police were informed two years ago.

Posted by kshaw at January 20, 2005 06:50 AM