1st Feb 2014
Reverend Campbell Brown, a retired Grafton priest believed to be living in the Newcastle area, is accused of sexually assaulting children, including whistleblower Richard “Tommy” Campion, while he was in a position of trust at the Lismore home.
Documents tendered to the commission this week confirm Rev Brown was referred to the police in December last year.
He had previously been referred to the Child Abuse Squad in 2006.
At the time, the Grafton Diocese was told Rev Brown had not had any contact with the Church since the ordination of women, was nearly 80 years old and was vision impaired.
The commission heard the Diocese was first made aware of allegations against Rev Brown and another priest – Rev Winston Morgan, through a letter, written by Mr Campion in 2002.
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