Archbishop Philip Wilson sentenced to 12 months’ detention for child abuse cover-up

ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

July 3, 2018

By Nancy Notzon

Adelaide Archbishop Philip Wilson has been sentenced to 12 months’ detention for concealing child sexual abuse.

Magistrate Robert Stone adjourned the matter to August 14 while Wilson’s home detention order is assessed for suitability.

He will be eligible for parole after six months.

In May, the 67-year-old was found guilty of concealing the sexual abuse of children between 2004 and 2006 at the hands of paedophile priest Jim Fletcher in the 1970s.

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