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Retired priest on underage sex charge

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Police at Tweed Heads have charged a retired priest  in relation to alleged historical indecent assaults.

Investigators began making inquiries into the alleged incidents after receiving information from a local man in 2012.

On Friday 28 February 2014, police spoke with a 73-year-old retired priest about the matters at Tweed Heads Police Station.

He was subsequently arrested and charged with aggravated act of indecency (three counts).

It will be alleged the man sexually assaulted a boy between 1984 and 1991 while working at a church in St Marys.

The man was granted conditional bail to appear in Tweed Heads Local Court on March 24.


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1 COMMENT

  1. The thing about this is that what this person and these people do damages people for life and you can bet your bottom dollar that there are many more victims that do not report their cases from these individuals.
    Subsequently, irrespective of the financial burden we bare, they should automatically get life in a very hard place..In this case its good because he will die there.

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