April 19, 2006

Former priest arrested on sex charges


By Annabelle McDonald
April 20, 2006
A FORMER Catholic priest has been arrested in north Queensland over allegations he sexually assaulted two altar boys in Victoria 15 years ago.

After an eight-month investigation, police arrested the 57-year-old at his Cairns house yesterday morning and charged him with indecent assault.
He will be extradited to Victoria to face another 10 charges relating to the abuse of two youngsters who were altar boys at a Catholic church in Warrnambool.

The priest, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was ordained in 1976 before quitting the church in 1993. He moved to Cairns about five years ago.

Posted by kshaw at April 19, 2006 04:01 PM