Ridsdale admits more abuse but lawyer asks for no extra jail time

The Age

April 27, 2020

By Adam Cooper

Gerald Ridsdale – arguably Australia’s most prolific paedophile priest – has admitted abusing more children who were in his care, but his lawyer has argued his jail term should not be increased.

Ten counts of indecent assault and four of buggery against four boys in the 1970s took to 69 the number of Ridsdale’s known victims, the County Court heard on Monday, though it is not known exactly how many lives he damaged over 27 years of offending while a parish priest across western Victoria.

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