Royal Commission to hear fresh Wollongong child abuse claims

ABC News

by William Verity

The Catholic Church in Wollongong is facing fresh allegations that it failed to follow up sex abuse crimes by its priests.

Former Catholic school principal Jim Walsh intends to tell the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse that he suspects two former priests from the Illawarra, who were never investigated by police or charged.

”It is my belief that there are still some who haven’t been unearthed,” he said.

His testimony will raise the possibility the Church protected priests by moving them away from their parishes to avoid investigation.

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