lawyers say forcing a child into a sex act wasn’t indecent assault in the 1970s


Former archbishop Phillip Wilson’s lawyers say forcing a child into a sex act wasn’t indecent assault in the 1970s

How disgusting is this, I cannot fathom why this is so apart from getting old disgusting pedophiles off. I wanted to be a lawyer once, until I discovered I might get clients like this wretched snake belly

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Lawyers appealing former archbishop of Adelaide Phillip Wilson’s conviction for covering up child abuse have argued that convincing a child to perform a sex act did not constitute indecent assault in the 1970s.

Wilson was convicted in May of concealing the indecent assault of a boy by paedophile priest Jim Fletcher in the Hunter region of NSW.

The court found that in 1976 the victim confided in Wilson that he had been sexually abused, yet Wilson failed to report it to police when Fletcher was charged with other child sex offences in 2004.

Wilson is currently serving a minimum sentence of six months’ home detention, but is persisting with an appeal of his conviction.

Today in the District Court in Newcastle the defence argued that Wilson could not be convicted of concealing indecent assault, because the sex act described under 1970s law was an act of indecency and not an assault.

Wilson’s defence barrister Stephen Odgers SC said “unattractive as it is, there is no indecent assault” when you invite a child to perform a sex act.

“Under the law there is no assault in those circumstances,” he said.

The victim of the assault, Peter Creigh, has previously given evidence that he was “made” and “forced” to perform sex acts on Fletcher as a form of punishment while serving as an altar boy.

Mr Odgers argued this did not necessarily constitute assault in the 1970s.

But Newcastle District Court Judge Roy Ellis said that regardless of whether there was an application of force, the sex acts described would be deemed as assault even by the limited legal standards of the 1970s.

“I don’t think, in this case, that this is going to be a problem for the prosecution,” he told crown prosecutor Helen Roberts.

“You have some problems, but this isn’t one of them.”

Within its appeal the defence also argued Wilson may not have remembered the information in 2004, he may not have known the information could have assisted police and that he may have had a reasonable excuse not to come forward with the information.

The prosecution will finish giving its submissions tomorrow and Judge Ellis said he expected to deliver his verdict next Tuesday or Wednesday, at which time Wilson would be required to attend.

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5 thoughts on “lawyers say forcing a child into a sex act wasn’t indecent assault in the 1970s”

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      1. You dissappeared some years ago & someone took charge of this site and one day my name & personal details were posted on this site. Someone must have got my details from WordPress or this site.
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  1. A preist will tell you that being gay is a sin and then they rape little boys and ruin their lives but that’s ok because the fucking church covers it all up for them and God apparently forgives them. I hate preists I hate religion they are discusting paedophiles and they should have their penis cut off . I can’t believe how many bleeding hearts out there think that the preists shoul get off Scott free omg they should put themselves in the VICTIMS place. This world can be discusting at times to breed those pigs we call preists I hope they fucking burn in hell and those defending them die a horrible slow death

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  2. Oh and by the way speaking as a victim of my pedophile step father it’s NOT ok it’s NOT fun and it’s NOT acceptable to ever hurt a child or have sex with a child if you think it is then you deserve a quick bullet to your brain. And you NEVER get over it

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