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Former Lismore priest charged with child sex offences

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A Catholic priest has been charged following alleged historical child sex offences that took place in the Lismore Diocese in the 1980s.

Richmond detectives commenced investigations into allegations against a priest, who is also a part-time police chaplain, in February.

The investigation into the priest, who is also a police chaplain, has been referenced at the Royal Commission.

At 9am yesterday, detectives arrested the priest and he was taken to the Kempsey police station and charged with nine offences.

He was refused bail and will appear before Kempsey Local Court today (Friday)

 


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  1. I think all places of worship should be confiscated by the state as the proceeds of crime because these places are set up for one thing only “to rape children”.

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