May 02, 2005

Former priest pleads guilty to child sex

Herald Sun


A FORMER Anglican priest convicted of a string of child sex offences dating back to the 1970s told one of his victims what they'd done was normal and natural, a Tasmanian court was told today.

Prosecutor Mike Stoddard told the Tasmanian Supreme Court Louis Victor Daniels, 57, was involved in numerous cases of sexual misconduct with boys as young as 12 years old.

Daniels, of the Canberra suburb of Charnwood, pleaded guilty to eight counts of indecent assault and four counts of maintaining a sexual relationship with a young person under 17 years.

He also pleaded guilty to one count of attempted indecent assault.

The offences occurred over a 20-year period while Daniels was involved with the Anglican Church in Tasmania, both as a priest and archdeacon and an active member of the Church of England Boys Society (CEBS).

Posted by kshaw at May 2, 2005 07:15 AM