Priest Could Face More Charges over Bathurst School Sex Scandal

November 9, 2008

More than a dozen friends and family of a former school priest accused of assaulting young boys have surrounded him after hearing he could be slapped with more offences.

As Peter Dwyer walked out of the courthouse, his supporters gathered around him, some putting their hands up at television cameras, asking reporters 'what is this trial by media?'

Dwyer is one of three men accused of sexually abusing boys at the exclusive St Stanislaus' College, during the 1970s and 80s.

Brian Spillane and John Gaven are also facing charges.

It's alleged the sexual assaults took place during hypnotic prayer and chanting sessions late at night.

Today the priest has been told he could face further charges, with police wanting time to investigate.

His bail has been continued but changed so he now reports to police in Coffs Harbour, instead of at his home in Armidale.

His matter has been adjourned to a Sydney court next month the court's been told today there's a common complainant to all three accused.


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