New South Wales Priest Charged With 1993 Teen Assaults

March 21, 2019 Updated: March 21, 2019

A Catholic priest has been charged with indecently assaulting a teenage boy at a school in Sydney’s west more than 25 years ago.

New South Wales Police in 2018 began an investigation after receiving a report that a 15-year-old boy was indecently assaulted at a high school in Fairfield in 1993.

Officers arrested a 61-year-old man at a house in Berkley on March 19.

He was charged with three counts of aggravated indecent assault and aggravated indecency of a victim under 16 under authority.

The priest was granted conditional bail and is due to appear in Port Kembla Local Court in mid-May.

He is currently suspended from the church.

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