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Lismore pedophile priest sentenced

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The allegations against John Patrick Casey, 70, included performing oral sex on one of the boys, masturbating in the boy’s presence, and digitally penetrating the other boy’s anus.

Casey denied all the charges.

The jury found him guilty of sexual assault (category three) of a person under the age of 16 years, sexual assault (category four), indecent act with a person under 16.

He was found not guilty of homosexual intercourse with a male under 18 years.

Judge Sarah Huggett handed down her sentence in the Sydney Downing Centre District Court on Tuesday, October 31.


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3 COMMENTS

  1. Yeesh did you have to give us the sickening details?!! That man should be locked up for a lot longer. What a joke! He’ll be out on parole probably in 2 to 3 years. Hope the inmates give him a taste of his own medicine and make him do to them what he did to those poor kids! Or visa versa! He deserves it!

  2. Sexuality and our sexual organs / genital area is sacred and not for anyone to trespass on and contaminate with their perverted intensions. 4 years and 10 months for destroying the innocence of 2 children and violating them in this way is insufficient.

  3. I have met the man and been an altar server for him in the church in Sawtell NSW and Coffs Harbour NSW and support him as I don’t believe these charges against him and believe that they are false allegations against him

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