12 October 2003

More convictions for pedophile priest

One of Australia's most notorious pedophiles, former Catholic priest Michael Charles Glennon, was convicted yesterday of molesting three boys between 1986 and 1991.

After the decision, Judge Roland Williams lifted suppression orders allowing details of Glennon's crimes to be reported for the first time - including convictions in 1999 and August this year.

The verdict, by a County Court jury, was the culmination of a legal saga that included aborted trials, a controversial intervention by broadcaster Derryn Hinch and appeals to the High Court.

I certainly hope that the prisoner did not use any of those dangerous condoms on his victims and that the judge and jury realise that, far from doing justice, they have possibly joined a plot to discredit the church.

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