Child sex abuse sentencing for former priest delayed

By Kristie Sullivan
Bay 93.9 FM
July 12, 2019

A former Geelong man and repeat offender pedophile priest will be sentenced next week on more child sexual abuse charges.

Robert Claffey is already serving a minimum of 13 years and four months for sexually abusing 12 children as young as five, between 1969 and 1992 in Victoria's south-west.

On Monday the 76-year-old old admitted he abused another two boys in Ballarat during the 1980s.

One of his victims told the County Court on Friday he had lost faith in the church.

The court is waiting to receive one more victim statement before Claffey is sentenced for his Ballarat crimes on Thursday.


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