Posts Tagged Adelaide

Archbishop Philip Wilson sentenced to 12 months’ detention for child abuse cover-up / Australian Broadcasting Corporation News

Wilson is one of the few clerics to have been charged with concealing child abuse and he is believed to be the first Australian clergymen convicted of the offence. (Australian Broadcasting Corporation News)

The most senior clergyman in the world to be convicted of concealing child sex abuse, Adelaide’s Catholic Archbishop Philip Wilson, has been sentenced to 12 months’ detention.

“Magistrate Robert Stone adjourned the matter to August 14 while Wilson is assessed for home detention.

“He will be eligible for parole after six months.

“In May, the 67-year-old was found guilty of concealing the sexual abuse of children between 2004 and 2006 at the hands of paedophile priest Jim Fletcher in the 1970s.

“In sentencing, Mr Stone said ‘there is no remorse or contrition showed by the offender.'”

By Nancy Notzon, Australian Broadcasting Corporation News — Read more …

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Archbishop Philip Wilson pleads not guilty to concealing child sex abuse / The Sydney Morning Herald

Adelaide Archbishop Philip Wilson has pleaded not guilty to concealing child sex abuse in the Catholic church via his lawyer in Newcastle Local Court on Thursday (June 6).

“Archbishop Wilson, who did not appear, was represented by barrister Simon Buchen, who said his client was pleading not guilty and he was anticipating a lengthy hearing …

“Archbishop Wilson is the most senior Catholic clergyman in the world to be charged with concealing a child sex abuse allegation against another priest.”

By Gabriel Wingate-Pearce, The Sidney Morning Herald — Click here to read the rest of this story.

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