Former East Gosford Parish Priest charged


A former Catholic priest, who also worked as a teacher, has been charged with historical child sex offences dating back to the 1980s and 1990s.
It will be alleged the man indecently assaulted three young boys a number of times.
The first was the indecent assault of a young boy whilst the former priest was employed as a teacher in Campbelltown in the 1980s, and then two other boys when he was a Parish Priest in the East Gosford area in the 1990s.
Following an extensive investigation by Brisbane Water detectives, on October 18, police arrested a 78-year-old man at Coonabarabran.
He was charged with 13 child sex related offences and granted conditional bail to appear before Gosford Local Court on October 31.
Meanwhile, inquiries by detectives were ongoing and anyone with information is urged to come forward.

Media release, Oct 30
NSW Police Media