Ex-priest denies historical child abuse

Seven Network - 7news [Eveleigh, NSW Australia]

May 20, 2022

By Ethan James

Former priest Louis Daniels has pleaded not guilty to charges of historical child sexual abuse.

A former Anglican priest has pleaded not guilty in Tasmania to charges of historical child sexual abuse.

Louis Daniels, 74, was extradited from the ACT to Hobart on Thursday evening and appeared in Hobart Magistrates Court on Friday supported by his brother.

He pleaded not guilty to persistent sexual abuse of a child. Police allege the abuse occurred in the 1980s when Daniels lived in Tasmania.

He was granted bail to appear in the Supreme Court of Tasmania in Hobart on September 5.

Tasmania Police said the charges followed a “complex and protracted” investigation.

Australian Associated Press