November 17, 2005

Pedophile priest convictions quashed

The Daily Telegraph

By Charisse Ede

November 17, 2005

A FORMER Catholic priest and convicted pedophile has had three child sex charges quashed and his jail term for a series of others substantially reduced.

Michael Charles Glennon, 59, was sentenced in October 2003 to 18 years prison, with a 15 year minimum, in relation to almost 30 molestation charges against four victims between 1983 and 1991.

The term was increased to 20 years by adding on two years of the sentence he was already serving.

Most of the offences were committed at youth camps held at Karaglen, a rural property at Lancefield, north of Melbourne, which Glennon helped establish and operate.

The charges were dealt with in two separate trials in 2003, with the first being suppressed until the conclusion of the second.

Posted by kshaw at November 17, 2005 12:05 PM