March 02, 2005

Ex-priest sex charges trial delay

The Australian

March 02, 2005
THE trial of a former Anglican priest accused of a string of child sex offences dating back to the 1970s has been put back to April.

Prosecutor Michael Stoddard today told the Tasmanian Supreme Court in Hobart that an un-anticipated matter needed to be resolved in Louis Victor Daniels' case, which involved making contact with a person on the mainland.

Justice Pierre Slicer ordered 57-year-old Daniels to reappear on April 18, when he will be required to enter pleas to 23 charges.

Daniels, of the Canberra suburb of Charnwood, appeared in court via videolink from Canberra.

He is charged with 21 counts of indecent assault and two counts of sexual intercourse with a young person under the age of 17.

Posted by kshaw at March 2, 2005 03:50 AM