Priest Wins Appeal Over Sex Conviction


A priest jailed for sexually abusing three young girls is set to be freed after winning his appeal against conviction.

Father Eugene Lewis has partially won his appeal today after senior judges dismissed three of eleven counts of indecent assault that the priest was found guilty of committing.

The 77-year-old was originally sentenced to four years in prison for the sex crimes he committed nearly 40 years ago but in September 2010 his sentence was reduced to two years and nine months.

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