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‘Where is his sense of guilt?’ Judge rejects claim paedophile priest was ‘vilified’

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Lawyer says Robert Claffey was ‘hunted’ as he was moved from parish to parish in Victoria, abusing children as young as five A Melbourne judge who will soon sentence a repeat offender paedophile priest has condemned the Catholic church for prioritising “the sinner” over children, as the priest’s lawyer contended that the priest had been “vilified” and “hunted” for his crimes.Robert Claffey, 76, is already serving more than a decade in prison for sexually abusing 12 children as young as five, between 1969 and 1992. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/jul/12/judge-rejects-claim-paedophile-priest-vilified-robert-claffey

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Publish date : 2019-07-12 02:31:37

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