March 22, 2006

Priest appeals against sex conviction


A Catholic priest convicted of sex offences in Tasmania has lodged an appeal against his conviction.

Roger Michael Bellemore, 70, was recently found guilty of maintaining a sexual relationship with four north-west Tasmanian school boys in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

At the time of the sexual abuse, Bellemore was a priest and teacher at Burnie's Marist College.

Posted by kshaw at March 22, 2006 04:14 PM