Disgraced Anglican priest confesses Church of England Boys’ Society was ‘sitting duck’ for paedophiles

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Colin James
Sunday Mail (SA)

A DISGRACED Anglican priest who helped run a boys’ society targeted by paedophiles in South Australia and other states says it was a “sitting duck” for child abuse.

Former Tasmanian archdeacon Louis Daniels has publicly admitted he was among several Church of England Boys’ Society (CEBS) officeholders who targeted boys at youth camps between the 1960s and 1990s.

The serial sex offenders included senior Adelaide CEBS official Robert Brandenburg, who regularly visited Tasmania before he committed suicide in 1999 after his arrest on child sex offences.

Daniels, 68, told the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sex Abuse during the week that he attended various youth camps with Brandenburg, who had an estimated 80 victims, and another convicted paedophile, Garth Hawkins.

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