April 20, 2006

Priest on sex charge

Herald Sun


A FORMER Victorian priest was arrested in far north Queensland yesterday and charged with sexual assault of a boy.

Paul David Ryan, 58, was charged with indecent assault of a 16-year-old boy at Penshurst, in western Victoria, in 1991.

Dr Ryan, who has a theology degree from the US, was working as a health officer for the Apunipima Aboriginal community in far north Queensland until he resigned early this year.

He had worked for several years for the Cape York district health council, a government body based at Weipa.

Posted by kshaw at April 20, 2006 02:04 PM