Vic pedophile priest facing more jail time

Sky News

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A pedophile priest who changed his name to avoid publicity after being jailed for sex crimes will be sentenced for more than 50 new child sex offences.

Edward ‘Ted’ Bales, 65, is due to face the Victorian County Court after pleading guilty to the sexual abuse of boys in his care during the 1970s and 1980s.

Bales, a defrocked layman living in Thomastown, was formerly known as Edward Vernon Dowlan.

He spent five years in prison in the 1990s after being convicted of other historical sex offences.

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