Call for Bathurst police to be honoured for bringing St Stanislaus College paedophiles to justice

Australian Broadcasting Corporation

July 26, 2018

By Joanna Woodburn

The New South Wales Government is being asked to honour the police investigators who brought to justice the paedophile priests, brothers and dorm masters who abused students at Bathurst’s St Stanislaus College in the state’s Central West region.

At least 160 students at St Stanislaus College — a Catholic boys’ boarding school — were abused by priests and staff between the 1970s and 1990s.

Terry Jones, a former student of the college has written to state MP Paul Toole to ask for the Chifley Police District to be recognised for helping to bring the perpetrators to justice.

“The police worked in Bathurst under the most extreme circumstances and they came up with 161 victims and 400 offences in the one school.”

“We’ve got to put them on a pedestal,” Mr Jones said.

Former priest, Brian Joseph Spillane, is one of the staff who worked at the St Stanislaus College who is serving jail time for abusing students at the school.

Strict non-publication orders, which were placed on his numerous cases in 2013, were lifted in 2016.

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