Former Catholic Priest charged over alleged assault of child at NSW school

A former Catholic Priest has been charged over the alleged indecent assault of a child, which is believed to have occurred at a Lake Macquarie school in 1994.

The 56-year-old man was arrested at Wagga Wagga Police Station by strike force detectives today, following an ongoing investigation.

He has since been charged with nine counts of aggravated indecent assault – under authority.


The man remains in custody and is due to appear at Newcastle Local Court on 29 March.

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