Cardinal George Pell case: Alleged inappropriate conduct occurred in public pool, court hears

ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

March 23, 2018

By James Hancock

Cardinal George Pell allegedly acted inappropriately against complainants “under the water” of a public swimming pool and out of sight of others, the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court has heard.

A sister of one of the complaints told the 76-year-old’s committal hearing she helped her brother make a report in early 2016 of inappropriate conduct against Cardinal Pell.

Cardinal Pell has strenuously denied charges of historical sexual offending against multiple complainants.

No other details can be reported for legal reasons.

The sister told the court her brother spoke of the alleged offending occurring at a public swimming pool in regional Victoria.

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