Alleged victim of Catholic priest concedes sliding door memory is false

The Canberra Times

March 27, 2015

Christopher Knaus
Reporter for The Canberra Times.

A Canberra woman has conceded her memory of hearing a Catholic priest open a sliding door before molesting her in the kitchen is false.

The ACT Supreme Court trial of Father Edward Evans, 85, entered its third day on Friday, with the priest’s barrister continuing to cross-examine his accuser.

The woman alleges was touched inappropriately by “Father Eddie” during morning teas at his Braddon home following church on Sundays.

She alleges he put his hands down her pants and touched her bottom three times, digitally penetrated her twice in his kitchen, and abused her while they sat alone in a car outside Cooleman Court.

The girl was aged between 10 and 13, while Father Evans was in his 60s.

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