Posts Tagged ‘Sexual abuse coverup’

Australian archbishop’s abuse cover-up conviction quashed Comments 0

Monday, December 10th, 2018

Adelaide’s former archbishop, Philip Wilson, has had his sex abuse cover-up conviction quashed by an Australian appeal court. Wilson had been found guilty in May of concealing the abuse of altar boys in the 1970s by paedophile priest James Fletcher. At the time, he was the most senior cleric in the world ever to be Read more

The sentencing of Archbishop Wilson Comments 0

Thursday, July 5th, 2018
Cardinal Pell

Adelaide Archbishop Philip Wilson has been sentenced to 12 months’ detention for concealing child sexual abuse. Magistrate Robert Stone adjourned the matter to 14 August while Wilson’s home detention order is assessed for suitability. It’s very likely that he will appeal his conviction and sentence. An appeal may well succeed, but that’s not the end Read more