Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Priest Found Guilty Of Child Abuse

Australia: Former priest Brian Spillane, 67, was convicted yesterday by a District Court jury on nine counts of indecent assault and the bail hearing that followed heard the former chaplain of St Stanislaus College, Bathurst, faces a further 135 charges to be heard in four more trials that could last until late next year.

Spillane's victims were three young girls assaulted while he was based in Sydney during a break in his long career at St Stanislaus. The charges Spillane will face in trials next year relate to boys at the school where he taught in the 1970s and again in the late 1980s.

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Spillane was refused bail after the prosecution presented allegations by 44 former pupils.