Paedophile Christian Brother Ted Bales jailed for abusing school boys

ABC News

By Peta Carlyon

A Christian Brother and convicted paedophile who changed his name to avoid adverse publicity has been jailed for six years for abusing young boys in the 1970s and ’80s.

Ted Bales, 65, formerly known as Edward Dowlan, pleaded guilty to indecently assaulting boys, aged between eight and 14, when he was a teacher and headmaster at number of Christian Brothers colleges across Victoria.

The Victorian County Court heard Bales physically punished his victims to make them vulnerable.

He was previously jailed in the 1990s for abusing other boys, some of them the classmates of the victims in the latest case against him.

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