Retired Victorian priest Peter Waters jailed for abuse of five boys

Australian Associated Press via

September 25, 2019

By Marnie Banger

A retired Victorian priest will spend the next 14 months behind bars for molesting five boys decades ago in what has been branded a “monumental breach of trust”.

Peter Waters, 74, abused the boys in the 1970s and ’80s, sometimes after climbing into their beds.

Waters began grooming one boy after he entered the confessional booth to reveal the Catholic sin of masturbation.

When the boy stayed overnight with the priest during the 1980s, Waters molested him as he pretended to sleep.

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