July 4, 2018 Comments Off on Archbishop Philip Wilson sentenced for concealing child sex abuse, Child Abuse Conference
Archbishop Philip Wilson sentenced for concealing child sex abuse
Wilson handed 12 months’ imprisonment but may be allowed to serve time in home detention
Australian Associated Press
Mon 2 Jul 2018
The most senior Catholic official in the world to be convicted of concealing child sex abuse is likely to be spared time in prison.
Adelaide’s Archbishop Philip Wilson was found guilty in May of failing to report to police the abuse of two altar boys by a paedophile priest in the 1970s.
The magistrate Robert Stone in Newcastle local court on Tuesday sentenced the 67-year-old to 12 months’ imprisonment with a non-parole period of six months. He ordered that Wilson be assessed for home detention…..
Another victim of Fletcher’s, Daniel Feenan, has said if Wilson had gone to police in 1976 the paedophile priest “would never have got to me”.
Fletcher was found guilty in 2004 of nine counts of child sexual abuse and died in jail of a stroke in 2016…..
Speakers include Dr. Randy Noblitt and Neil Brick