Melbourne Priest Jailed for Child Sex Offences

November 4, 2008

A former Catholic priest has been jailed in Melbourne for multiple child sex offences.

Ex- priest Edmund John Haines will spend at least two years and six months in jail after being sentenced to four years three months by the Geelong County Court.

He was convicted of multiple indecent acts against a child under 16 years, as well as procuring a minor for the purposes of child pornography, making child pornography and possessing child pornography.

The offences, committed against two boys, occurred between March 2006 and February 2008.


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