Adelaide Archbishop Pleads Not Guilty

Sky News
May 7, 2015

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Adelaide's Catholic Archbishop has pleaded not guilty to a charge of concealing child sexual abuse committed by a colleague.

Archbishop Philip Wilson was charged in March with one count of concealing information about a serious indictable offence, namely the 1971 sex assault of a 10-year-old boy by priest James Fletcher in Maitland in NSW.

Wilson was excused from appearing today at Newcastle Local Court, but his lawyer says he's pleading not guilty.

Police allege he concealed the abuse between 2004 and 2006.

Wilson is believed to be the most senior Catholic official in the world to face a charge of this kind.








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