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Defrocked priest, 85, is charged with raping a nine-year-old at a school Bathurst in the 1980s 

Defrocked priest, 85, is charged with raping a nine-year-old boy at a school in the 1980s

  • Former priest, 85, charged with sexual assault of a nine-year-old boy in Bathurst 
  • Detectives received report of rape that allegedly occurred in the mid-80s
  • Former priest was arrested at a home in Randwick in Sydney’s east on Thursday 
  • The man is the 14th priest or former priest to be charged by Strike Force Belle 

A former priest has been charged with the historical sexual assault of a nine-year-old boy at a school at Bathurst, in central western NSW.

Last year Strike Force Belle detectives received a report of the sexual assault of the boy in the mid 80’s.

Officers from the Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad arrested an 85-year-old former priest at a home in Randwick, in Sydney’s east on Thursday.

A former priest has been charged with the historical sexual assault of a nine-year-old boy at a school at Bathurst, in central western NSW (pictured)

A former priest has been charged with the historical sexual assault of a nine-year-old boy at a school at Bathurst, in central western NSW (pictured)

He was taken to Maroubra Police Station and charged with two counts of sexual intercourse with person under the age of 10 and three counts of sexual intercourse with a person 10 and under 16 who was under authority.

He was refused bail and remanded in custody to re-appear at Waverley Court on Friday.

The man is the 14th priest or former priest to be charged by Strike Force Belle, which was established in 2008 to investigate the sexual and indecent assaults of students at two secondary colleges in Bathurst between 1960 and 1993.


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