Ridsdale admits to more abuse

By Rebecca Mcdonald
April 28, 2020

A pedophile priest has admitted to sexually abusing more boys.

Gerald Ridsdale has pleaded guilty to more than dozen charges including indecent assault, against four victims on the Surf Coast and in the state's west.

The abuse occurred during the 1970s.

The court heard two brothers were abused when the former priest took them rabbit shooting.

The parents of the brothers described Ridsdale as filthy, conniving and pedophile.

Ridsdale's lawyer told the court the 86-year-old should not spend more jail time for the crimes.

He's due to be sentenced next month.


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