Former Adelaide Archbishop Philip Wilson to serve sentence in home detention

FORMER Adelaide Archbishop Philip Wilson will serve his sentence for concealing historical child sex abuse in home detention.

The 67-year-old appeared in Newcastle Courthouse on Tuesday morning, where he was granted permission to serve out his 12-month sentence at a relative’s house instead of prison.

It’s understood he will wear a tracking device and will be eligible for parole in six-months.


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It comes after Wilson resigned as Archbishop of Adelaide last month after being found guilty of concealing the sexual abuse of children.

Shanee is a full-time Digital Journalist and Social Media Content Producer. In 2014, Shanee graduated from Griffith University’s Gold Coast Campus with a Bachelor of Communications majoring in Journalism, Public Relations and Marketing. Since joining 1029 Hot Tomato, Shanee has been keeping you up to date with breaking news and everything Gold Coast on myGC. Shanee also writes and photographs for Peony & Page, a personal home, style and travel blog & Instagram alias she founded in 2015.

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