Arch­bishop sen­tenced for sex abuse cover-up

Panay News - - SPORTS -

SYD­NEY – A Catholic arch­bishop in Aus­tralia has been given a max­i­mum sen­tence of 12 months in de­ten­tion for con­ceal­ing child sex­ual abuse in the 1970s.

Philip Wil­son, now arch­bishop of Ade­laide, is the most se­nior Catholic glob­ally to be con­victed of the crime.

He was found guilty by a court last month of cov­er­ing up abuse by a pe­dophile priest in New South Wales.

On Tues­day, the court or­dered Wil­son to be as­sessed for “home de­ten­tion” – mean­ing he will prob­a­bly avoid jail.

Mag­is­trate Robert Stone said the se­nior cler­gy­man had shown “no re­morse or con­tri­tion.” He will be el­i­gi­ble for pa­role after six months.


Arch­bishop Philip Wil­son was con­victed in May.

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