Former Catholic priest charged with raping boys in northern NSW

A FORMER Catholic priest has been charged with raping and indecently assaulting two boys in northern NSW.

Strike Force Glenroe was established in July 2012 to investigate a number of historical child sex offences which are alleged to have been committed against two boys in the 1970s and 1980s.

Following ongoing inquiries, detectives arrested a 62-year-old man yesterday. The former Catholic priest was charged with four counts of sexual intercourse without consent, four counts of indecent assault, and buggery.


Police said the nine charges related to alleged assaults against two boys, one at Gunnedah in 1975, and the other at Narrabri in 1983.

The ex officio indictment was filed in court last Friday, with all matters set down for trial from Monday 10 April 2017 at Sydney District Court.

Investigations into the alleged assaults are ongoing.