A Retired Catholic Priest and Friend of the Nsw Attorney General Was Taken to Hospital after Being Charged with a Raft of Child Sexual Offences Dating Back to the 1970s.

Herald Sun
May 1, 2012

Finian Egan, 77, left a Sydney police station in an ambulance after being questioned and charged with 17 offences today.

Attorney-General Greg Smith has been a long-time friend of Egan, who drove himself to Ryde police station this morning, where detectives escorted him inside.

He was arrested and questioned over alleged sexual offences against four children, police said in a statement.

The offences allegedly occurred between 1972 and 1987 while Egan was serving as a priest to parishes in Sydney and on the Central Coast.

He was granted strict conditional bail before an ambulance arrived at the police station about 1.15pm and transported him to Ryde hospital where he was treated for heart problems.

Two of his alleged victims waited outside Ryde police station.








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