September 18, 2019
By Charlotte King
More evidence has come to light that paedophile priests working in the Melbourne and Ballarat Catholic dioceses operated in an organised network that included a suburban ‘safe house’.
Deon Cameron was in his final year of high school when he travelled from his family home at Penshurst, in Victoria’s west, to stay at a church residence in Melbourne to visit his mother in hospital.
It was 1991, and Mr Cameron’s parish priest, Paul David Ryan — who had routinely assaulted Mr Cameron since he was 15 — had offered to put him up at the presbytery in a leafy suburb in the city’s south-east.
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