Former Anglican priest Raymond Cheek convicted of child sex abuse

ABC News

By Laura Gartry

A former Anglican priest has been found guilty of sexually abusing five boys over a 30-year period in Western Australia’s south.

Raymond Sydney Cheek was found guilty of committing an act of gross indecency and two counts each of indecent assault and indecent dealings with a child between 1955 and 1985.

District Court judge Ronald Birmingham said Cheek “had a position of trust and was a respected member of the church … the impact on the victim was significant.”

Abuse survivors and their supporters wept as the jury read out the verdicts.

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