Former Campbelltown Catholic priest charged with historic sex offences

A former Catholic priest who also worked as a Campbelltown teacher in the 1980s and 1990s, has been charged with historic sexual assault offences.

It is alleged the 78-year-old man assaulted three boys. One of the boys was allegedly assaulted during the man’s time as a teacher in Campbelltown.

The other two boys were allegedly assaulted when he worked as a Parish Priest in East Gosford in the 1990s.

He was arrested by Brisbane Water detectives at Coonabarabran yesterday.

He was charged with 13 offences and will appear in Gosford Local Court on Tuesday, October 31 after being granted conditional bail.

Inquiries are ongoing and anyone with further information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers (1800 333 000).