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AN A-Z OF 395 AUSTRALIAN PEDOPHILE PRIESTS
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"Civilisation will not attain to its perfection until the last stone from the last church falls on the last priest" - Emile Zola (1842-1902), French author. Updated 10 January 2003.

ABLETT Gary, 41 (VIC, 2002). Geelong Pentecostal born again Christian, Assemblies of God charismatic church worker, Christian radio station sales manager and former AFL player, aka "God". Receives $1500 fine in Melbourne Magistrates Court after pleading guilty to 4 drugs charges relating to death of female, aged 20, in 2000 at Park Hyatt hotel, Melbourne. Court hears Ablett, of Geelong, procured and supplied ecstasy and heroin to woman at time of her death from drug overdose. Woman's father outside court says Ablett should be charged with manslaughter, that he did not believe the "born again Christian stuff" and that his daughter's life was only worth $1500. Court told Ablett at time of hearing worked 1 day per week "counselling" at local church.

AINSWORTH Brother Godfrey "Allen", 78 (VIC, 2000). Melbourne Franciscan brother, Catholic parish priest and Mercy Hospital chaplain. AUS Catholic Church agrees to pay sex abuse victim $200,000 compensation after Church Commission into Sexual Abuse accepts as "substantially correct" victim's allegations against 3 priests, including Brother Godfrey Ainsworth, Father Francis ELLUL and Brother Regis SMITH. Commission hears Ainsworth, of Waverley, Sydney, in 1982 indecently assaulted female victim, aged 34, in Melbourne. Commission told priest forced penis into victim's mouth and ordered her into city sex shop. Payment described as "near-record".

AITCHISON Reverend John Phillip, 45 (ACT, 1996). Canberra Anglican priest. Receives maximum 3 year jail sentence in Queanbeyan District Court after being convicted on 2 counts of performing indecent act on boy, aged 10 and 13, in 1987 and 1989. Court hears Aitchison, of Canberra, committed first offence while deacon at Ainslie All Saints Anglican church, Canberra, and second offence while minister at Bombala Anglican Rectory, southeast NSW. Court told Aitchison rubbed talcum on boy's genitals, performed oral sex on him, then clothed him in nappies. Records show Aitchison ordained in 1988 despite being convicted in Wangaratta Magistrates Court in 1973 on 2 counts of indecently assaulting girl, aged 7, and her brother, aged 8, between 1970 and 1971. For other accused or convicted Canberra Anglican offenders, see Bishop George BROWNING, Bishop Owen DOWLING, Reverend Eric GRIFFITH and NAME SUPPRESSED 23.

AKPATA Pastor Stephen, 38 (SA, 2001). Adelaide pastor and Lord Fellowship Inc founder and leader. Receives 12 month jail sentence, suspended for 6 months, in Adelaide Magistrates Court after being convicted on 41 charges of defrauding WorkCover of $17,308 by exaggerating wrist injury that occurred in early 1999. Court hears Akpata, whose church has 30 followers, was videotaped driving car and carrying shopping despite claiming he couldn't lift anything. In 1996, Akpata, of Klemzig, received 12 month jail sentence for defrauding ANZ Bank of more than $25,000.

ALBURY (NSW, 1998). Sisters of Mercy children's home, southern NSW. House of Commons orders AUS inquiry after British Child Migrant Welfare Committee hears "Sisters without Mercy" allegedly abused British child migrants emotionally, physically and sexually at Albury, NSW, GOODWOOD, SA, and NEERKOL, QLD. NSW investigations reveal Albury residents locked in cellars or cattle yards. One young girl was allegedly held by other children, acting under orders, over ants' nest while ants stirred up and child belted as she lay there. Another girl, aged 10, was allegedly left tied to tree by nun.

ALEXANDER Trevor John, 40 (VIC, 2002). Melbourne Wesley College singing teacher. Receives 4 year and 6 month jail sentence in Melbourne County Court after being convicted on 10 charges of indecent assault, including sexual penetration, against schoolgirl, aged 14, between 1996 and 1997 while teacher at Wesley College Glen Waverley campus, in Melbourne's southeast. Court hears Alexander, of Ashwood, seduced victim at his East Brighton home after suggesting it was better for victim to lose virginity with experienced older man. Court told Alexander abused victim during threesome involving wife Elspeth McKENZIE who also taught at Wesley. Both Alexander and McKenzie classified by judge as serious sexual offenders.

AMETE Matalena, 35 (NSW, 2000). Sydney Pentecostal born again Christian, Assemblies of God charismatic church member and self-appointed exorcist. Receives order to be confined to psychiatric institute indefinitely in NSW Supreme Court after pleading not guilty by reason of mental illness to manslaughter of son, aged 4, in 1999 at Roselands, Sydney. Court hears Amete, of Roselands, believing son possessed by devil, kicked, punched and poured boiling water down son's throat while performing unorthodox exorcism ritual. In 1999, Amete, who tells court Jesus was her lawyer, also pleads not guilty by reason of mental illness to assaulting 3 daughters and 1 other son. For other accused or convicted exorcism-related offenders, see Father John DEMETRIE, Penelope GRAHAM, David KLINGNER, William McGARRITY, NAME SUPPRESSED 16, Matthew NUSKE, Leanne REICHENBACH, Ralph VOLLMER and Patrick WOODLEY.

ANDERSON Father John B (QLD, 1998). Neerkol Sisters of Mercy children's home priest and chaplain. Investigations reveal priest allegedly indecently assaulted children at St Joseph's Sisters of Mercy children's home at Neerkol, near Rockhampton, QLD. One boy, aged 11, was allegedly raped at least once a week by Anderson until victim left home at age 14. In 1997, report claimed Anderson, now deceased, made sexual advances to Brisbane woman when young girl. For other accused or convicted Neerkol Sisters of Mercy offenders, see Kevin BAKER, Father Reginald DURHAM and NEERKOL.

ARTHURELL Reginald Kenneth, 51 (NSW, 1997). NSW Pentecostal born again Christian, Baptist church member, aka "Born Again Killer". Receives 18 year jail sentence in Sydney Central Criminal Court after being convicted of murdering woman, aged 54, in 1995 at Coonabarabran, central NSW. Court hears Arthurell, of Coonabarabran, baptised by Baptist minister Reverend Jim Gallagher in Darwin Prison while serving time for double murder. In 1991, after serving only 23 months of sentence, Arthurell is released entrusted to care of Christian Fellowship worker after parole board hears reports he made "remarkable transformation" after "finding God". Almost 4 years later, Arthurell returns to prison for bludgeoning to death Christian worker responsible for early release. In 1997, Arthurell described occupation as "killer" yet "spent hours ministering to young Aboriginal prisoners". For other Pentecostalists accused or convicted of murder or manslaughter, see Toungo FANGAAKE, Mihai FIRULOVICI, Benjamin GOOSSENS and Leanne REICHENBACH. Also see John WASON.

ATTARD Anthony John, 35 (VIC, 1997). Melbourne Catholic primary school teacher. Receives suspended 2 year and 5 month jail sentence and community-based order in Dandenong Magistrates Court after pleading guilty to 21 child sex charges, including 20 counts of indecent assault and 1 of performing indecent act, against 27 students, mainly girls, aged 6 to 10, between 1984 and 1992 at Catholic schools in Melbourne and Gippsland, VIC. Court hears Attard, of Ringwood East, assaulted students during swimming lessons, in cloak rooms or while pretending to correct homework in class. Victim says outside court sentence "pathetic" and "slap on wrist" compared to offences committed. In 1993, Attard receives suspended jail sentence and community-based order after pleading guilty in Springvale Magistrates Court to 6 charges of indecent assault against 6 schoolgirls.

AVENT Tony, 42 (VIC, 1999). Melbourne Bible Society sales manager. Pleads guilty in Ringwood Magistrates Court to indecently assaulting university student, aged 21, in 1992 at his Lilydale home, Melbourne. Court hears Avent met girl at nearby church and invited her to babysit child while wife away. Court told Avent cornered girl in bathroom before stripping, grabbing and kissing her.

AYLES Reverend Raymond Frederick, 48 (SA, 1993). Adelaide Anglican priest and Order of AUS recipient. Receives suspended 12 month jail sentence and 18 month good behaviour bond in Adelaide District Court after being convicted on 2 charges of attempting to procure 2 boys, both aged 15, to commit acts of gross indecency at Anglican church camp in SA. Court hears Ayles, formerly of Adelaide, asked boys to masturbate in front of him while conducting sex education talk. In 1987, Ayles receives Order of AUS medal but loses it in 1998 over offences. For another accused or convicted OAM church offender, see Father John SWEENEY.

BAKER Kevin Leslie, 58 (QLD, 1998). Neerkol Sisters of Mercy children's home groundsman and bus driver. Appears in QLD court charged with 69 sex offences, including committing unlawful sexual intercourse, indecent assault, carnal knowledge and wilful exposure, against children, aged under 16, between 1962 and 1974 while employed at St Joseph's Sisters of Mercy children's home at Neerkol, near Rockhampton, QLD. Home closed 1978. For other accused or convicted Neerkol Sisters of Mercy offenders, see Father John ANDERSON, Father Reginald DURHAM and NEERKOL. For another accused or convicted QLD Sisters of Mercy offender, see Robert LYNAS.

BAKER Father Wilfred James, 62 (VIC, 1999). Melbourne Catholic priest. Receives 4 year jail sentence in Melbourne County Court after being convicted on 11 child sex charges, including 10 counts of indecent assault and 1 of gross indecency, against 8 boys, aged 10 to 13, between 1960 and 1979 while parish priest at Benalla, East Brighton, Eltham, Gladstone Park, Jordanville, Maryborough, Mordialloc and Richmond, VIC. Court hears Baker, of Thornbury, fondled and inappropriately hugged victims after luring them into his bed. Judge condemns church for moving Baker from parish to parish despite being aware of his crimes. In 2002, victim sues Catholic Church claiming former Melbourne Catholic Archbishop Sir Frank LITTLE knew Baker had been engaged in "illegal or inappropriate activities" in 1978 but kept him on to avoid publicity. Baker also allegedly committed offences in 1974 while ministering at "battered" DOVETON PARISH, near Dandenong, Melbourne. For other accused or convicted Doveton Catholic offenders, see Father Thomas O'KEEFE, Father Victor RUBEO and Father Peter SEARSON.

BAZELY Reverend Frank Dennis Martin (WA, 1997). Perth Anglican priest. Receives maximum 5 year jail sentence in Perth court after pleading guilty to 12 child sex charges, including 9 counts of indecent assault and 3 of carnal knowledge, against 3 children, aged 6 to 16, between 1969 and 1975. Court hears Bazely, of Belhus, Perth, indecently assaulted 2 boys as well as their sister. For other accused or convicted WA Anglican offenders, see Reverend Michael PAINTER and Reverend Frederick UNDERWOOD.

BEKKER Shane Rudolph, 33 (SA, 1999). Adelaide Protestant church member. Receives 1 year and 8 month jail sentence in Adelaide Magistrates Court after pleading guilty to indecently assaulting girl, aged 6, in 1997 at Glenelg, Adelaide. Court hears Bekker, of Glenelg, invited girl to watch AFL Grand Finals at his home before taking her into his bedroom and sexually assaulting her. Court told victim's family no longer attended Bekker's church and that Bekker had purchased Christian books to help deal with offence.

BENINATI Brother William "Vales" (NSW, 1998). Sydney Marist Brother. Ordered to appear at Sydney Local Court charged with indecently assaulting boy, aged under 16, at St Joseph's College, Hunter's Hill, Sydney. Victim support group reports Beninati also served at St Vincent's Marist Brothers children's home, Westmead, Sydney. For other accused or convicted Hunter's Hill offenders, see Brother John MAGUIRE and Brother Hugh McNAMARA.

BEST Brother Robert Charles, 55 (VIC, 1996). Ballarat Christian Brother, primary school teacher, boarding master and principal. Receives suspended 9 month jail sentence in Melbourne County Court after being convicted on 6 charges of indecently assaulting 5 boys, aged 10 to 12, between 1968 and 1973 while principal and grade 6 teacher at notorious ST ALIPIUS' Christian Brothers primary school, Ballarat East, VIC. Court hears Best, of Warrnambool, massaged buttocks of 1 boy, aged 11, while making him recite Catholic catechism in class. Also twice abused boy in 1971 at school's sick bay. Judge describes assaults as "heinous, bizarre and repulsive". In 1998, Best receives additional suspended 2 year jail sentence in Melbourne County Court after being convicted of indecently assaulting 2 boys between 1969 and 1971 also at St Alipius'. Court told Best fondled one victim's genitals while purporting to help with his work. Last heard 2002 residing at Christian Brothers centre, Parkville, Melbourne. For other accused or convicted St Alipius' Ballarat offenders, see Brother Edward DOWLAN, Brother Stephen FARRELL, Brother FITZGERALD and Father Gerald RIDSDALE. In 1996, report claims Best's victims among others who called for resignation of archbishop-delegate, George PELL, over alleged links with school.

BINDOON (WA, 1998). St Joseph's Christian Brothers children's home, north of Perth. AUS most notorious boy's home. House of Commons orders AUS inquiry after British Child Migrant Welfare Committee finds worst cases of emotional, physical and sexual abuse against British child migrants occurred at hands of "Christian Buggers" at Bindoon, CASTLEDARE, CLONTARF and TARDUN, WA. Investigations reveal Bindoon's founder, Brother Francis KEANEY, between 1948 and 1954 allegedly used children, aged from 4 to 10, as slave labourers and made them work long hours, often barefoot, on heavy construction projects before brutally beating and flogging them for slightest infraction of rules. Boys allegedly starved or forced to scavenge food from pig bins. In 1995, UK report exposes "culture of abuse" which existed at Bindoon between 1940s and 1967, claiming AUS officials knew about treatment almost from beginning. In 1996, 200 former residents take legal action against CHRISTIAN BROTHERS, naming 40 brothers who allegedly abused and raped boys, aged 7 or 8 years old. For other accused or convicted WA Christian Brothers offenders, see Brother Gerard DICK, Brother William MARCHANT and Brother Lawrence MURPHY.

BLACKLER Toby Edward Kim, 20 (TAS, 2001). Hobart Anglican churchleader's son. Receives 12 month suspended jail sentence after pleading guilty in Hobart Supreme Court to 4 counts of stealing, 1 of motor vehicle stealing, 7 of forgery and 7 of uttering between May and August 2000. Court hears Blackler, son of Reverend Stuart Edward Blackler, Dean of Hobart, stole 2 chequebooks from St David's Anglican Cathedral, Hobart, to get $23,790 and stole $15,000 in broadcasting equipment from Hobart community radio station 7RPH, where he was volunteer. Director of Public Prosecutions argues sentence "manifestly inadequate" and that too much weight had been given to Blackler's privileged background as cleric's son. For another accused or convicted churchleader's son, see Richard JONES and Joseph SCRUTTON.

BLENCOWE Peter Scott, 39 (VIC, 1996). Melbourne Christian school teacher. Pleads guilty in Melbourne County Court to 6 counts of committing indecent act on 5 girls, aged under 16, between 1991 and 1993 while teacher at Westbourne and Williamstown Grammar school, in Melbourne's west. Court hears Blencowe, of Newport, encouraged girls to touch him through his pants. Judge describes offences as "bizarre and ludicrous". In 1980, Blencowe placed on 3 year probation after being convicted on 5 counts of indecent assault against 3 young girls at Dandenong primary school where he taught. In 1993, Blencowe accepted position as head of junior campus of Firbank Anglican Girls School, Brighton, where he worked until charges laid in 1995.

BLENNERHASSET Earl Ross, 27 (VIC, 1999). Melbourne Seventh Day Adventist. Pleads guilty in Melbourne County Court to 7 charges, including 3 counts of physical assault and 1 of child stealing, against girl, aged 12, in 1999 at Seventh Day Adventist church in Melbourne. Court hears Blennerhasset, of Croydon, grabbed girl after asking her to go to toilet with him during church service. For another accused or convicted VIC Seventh Day Adventist offender, see James DUNNE.

BLUNDEN Robert Charles, 80 (VIC, 1997). Melbourne Catholic church worker and lay preacher. Receives maximum 4 year jail sentence in Melbourne County Court after pleading guilty to 29 indecent assault charges against males between 1964 and 1969 at Moe, Donnybrook and in Melbourne. Victims in 2002 claim Blunden also molested altar boys in 1960s at Fawkner North parish, in Melbourne's north, and at Smith's Beach church camp on Phillip Island. See Archbishop George PELL. Also linked in 2002 to unsolved murder of Fawkner Catholic schoolboy, aged 12, whose body was found asphyxiated and sexually assaulted at Broadmeadows in 1964. Investigation reveals Blunden worked at St Matthew's Catholic Church, Fawkner North, where alleged victim served as altar boy.

BOHRSMANN Peter (NSW, 1997). Sydney Catholic college teacher and boarding master. Found dead in car 2 days after principal Father Christopher Gleeson informs him of detailed anonymous complaint made against him. Car found near boatshed where Bohrsmann worked at St Ignatius' Jesuit College, Riverview, Sydney. For other accused or convicted church offenders found dead in cars, see Brother Michael EVANS, Brother John GLADWIN, Kevin GUY, Kevin LYNCH, Reverend Michael PAINTER.

BONGIORNO Father Anthony Salvatore, 61 (VIC, 1996). Melbourne Catholic priest. Appears in Melbourne Magistrates Court charged with 8 child sex offences, including 7 counts of indecent assault and 1 of committing unlawful sexual intercourse, against 3 boys, aged 8 to 10, between 1981 and 1986 while parish priest at northern Melbourne suburbs. Court hears Bongiorno, of Oakleigh, indecently assaulted victims in his shower, bedroom and car.

BOOTH Brother Warren Douglas, 49 (NSW, 1996). Sydney Catholic seminarian. Receives 12 month jail sentence in Sydney court after being convicted on charge of indecently assaulting boy, aged 12, in 1995 while training for priesthood at Eaglevale Catholic seminary, Sydney. Court hears offence occurred at Campbelltown swimming centre showers, Sydney.

BOSSE Pastor Harry, 37 (VIC, 1992). Adelaide pastor, former scoutmaster and former police constable. Receives suspended 12 month jail sentence and 250 hour community-based order in VIC County Court after pleading guilty to 16 child sex charges, including 12 counts of indecent assault and 4 of gross indecency, against 2 boys and 1 girl, aged 8 to 14, between 1973 and 1978 while scoutmaster at Apollo Bay, Brunswick, Ivanhoe, Northcote, Preston and Watsonia, VIC. Court hears Bosse, of Parafield Gardens, Adelaide, joined Church of Nazarene in 1978 before being transferred to Adelaide where he served as pastor until police interviewed him in 1990. VIC People Against Child Exploitation criticises judge's hope of pastor's rehabilitation.

BRAZIER Reverend Peter William, 56 (SA, 2002). Kingston-Robe Anglican priest. Receives 2 year and 6 month jail sentence in Mt Gambier District Court after pleading guilty to 7 sex charges, including 6 counts of indecent assault and 1 of unlawful sexual intercourse, against boy, aged 15, in 2001 while priest at Kingston-Robe parish, southeast of Adelaide. Court hears Brazier, of Parafield Gardens, in Adelaide's north, abused position by giving boy alcohol, cash and showing him blue movie. In 1994, Brazier received 2 year suspended jail term after pleading guilty to 3 charges of indecently assaulting boy, aged 16, while priest at Tailem Bend-Meningie parish, southeast of Adelaide. Church in 2002 criticised for shifting priest with child sex conviction to another parish and recommendation made that in future all priests and lay workers in SA undergo police checks before being employed by church.

BRISCOE Phillip Martin Lawrence, 53 (SA, 1999). Adelaide Salvation Army member. Fined $1200 in Adelaide District Court after pleading guilty to possessing, in late 1997, 2 sets of pornographic photographs of 2 foster girls, aged under 12, entrusted to his care. Court hears Briscoe, of Valley View, Adelaide, photographed victims in shower and in adult clothes. Judge says images showed "little sensitivity" to girls.

BROPHY Father Thomas Martin (VIC, 1998). Western Districts Catholic priest. Victim support group reveals Brophy allegedly indecently assaulted girl, aged 14, in 1969 while ministering at Ballarat Cathedral parish, VIC. Victim claims Brophy, who died in 1974, assaulted her 4 times. Also accused of covering up crimes committed by notorious pedophile priest, Father Gerald RIDSDALE. For other accused or convicted Western Districts Catholic offenders, see Father Bryan COFFEY, Father Peter COLLEY, Monsignor John DAY, HORSHAM PARISH, Father Leonard MONK, Father Sydney MOREY, Father John O'CONNOR and Father Gerald RIDSDALE.

BROWN Father Desmond, 54 (VIC, 1992). Melbourne Redemptorist priest. Fined $1000 in Melbourne County Court after being convicted of indecently assaulting woman, 21, in 1989 at Kew tramstop, Melbourne. Court hears Brown, of Kew, groped victim's breasts after cornering her in tram shelter. Brown loses appeal on what report calls "groping charge". For other accused or convicted VIC Redemptorist offenders, see Father Gerald GOSS and Father John O'CALLAGHAN.

BROWN Father Rex, 54 (QLD, 1996). Brisbane Catholic priest, scoutmaster and former Lismore Catholic chancellor. Fined $300 in Southport Magistrates Court after pleading guilty to possessing prohibited child pornography publications containing images of young boys. Court hears magazines found during police raid of Brown's unit at Palm Beach, north of Sydney.

BROWN Stephen John, 49 (NSW, 1999). Sydney Anglican Boys Society camp caretaker and youth group leader. Found hanged in cell at Silverwater Remand Centre 2 days before facing Sydney Local Court over 170 child sex offences, including committing unlawful sexual intercourse and aggravated indecent assault, against 27 boys, aged 11 to 17, between 1979 and 1998 at 18 locations across NSW. Court hears Brown, of Blackheath, committed many offences while caretaker with Church of England Boys' Society at Loftus, south of Sydney, and while leading skiing, canoeing, camping and shooting trips across country NSW. Police claim Brown's victims highest ever attributed to single alleged sex offender in NSW. For another accused church offender found hanged before or during trial, see Brother Raymond FOSTER.

BROWNING Bishop George, 56 (ACT, 1999). Canberra and Goulburn Anglican bishop. Resigns after Anglican Church Special Tribunal finds bishop had adulterous affair with female parishioner in 1984 while rector at Woy Woy, NSW. 18 month inquiry hears Browning, who was married at time offences occurred, made "first move" on woman who approached him for marriage guidance. Report describes bishop as "Anglican pin up boy". Church later rejects Browning's resignation and reinstates him as bishop. For other accused or convicted Canberra Anglican offenders, see Reverend John AITCHISON, Bishop Owen DOWLING, Reverend Eric GRIFFITH and NAME SUPPRESSED 23. Also, in 2002, Browning becomes key supporter of former Archbishop Peter HOLLINGWORTH, who was embroiled in controversy over his handling of sex abuse cases.

BRUMLEY Reverend William Alexander, 58 (VIC, 1992). VIC Uniting Church minister. Receives suspended 2 year jail sentence in VIC County Court after pleading guilty to 11 charges of false accounting in scheme to defraud 11 VIC finance companies of almost $1.5 million. Court hears scheme involved finance companies being wrongly told that goods being installed at Mary Lyn guest house, Marysville, northeast of Melbourne, were part of renovation program. Court told Brumley, of Marysville, co-owned 4 companies which provided false invoices in his part of scheme involving 2 other church members, including Malcolm REED and William VERRAN.

BUCHANAN Anthony Kim, 46 (QLD, 2002). Brisbane and Ipswich church school personal development officer and cricket coach. Receives 8 year jail sentence in QLD Court after pleading guilty to more than 100 child sex offences against 8 male students, aged 13 to 16. Court hears Buchanan, of Brisbane, molested 4 boys at Uniting Church's Brisbane Boys College between 1983 and 1985 before moving to non-denominational Ipswich Grammar school in 1986. Earlier, Buchanan served as house master at Sydney Church of England Grammar School (Shore) before moving to Bathurst after complaints made against him in 1974. Court hears Buchanan, who engaged in torture and masturbation games with students, tried to buy silence of victim in 2001 with $40,000 bribe.

BURGESS John, 53 (QLD, 2002). Sunshine Coast Anglican Grammar School principal. Deregistered by QLD Board of Teacher Registration after confessing to having had sex with schoolgirl, aged 13, between 1977 and 1978 at Blaxland, NSW. Board hears Burgess continued teaching for 23 years despite, in 1979, pleading guilty in NSW District Court to 2 counts of unlawful carnal knowledge with minor. Investigation reveals Burgess worked at two prestigious Brisbane schools after leaving NSW, including Anglican Church Grammar School between 1980 to 1986 and at Ormiston College, which he founded.

BURGESS Ross David, 51 (TAS, 1998). Launceston trainee Catholic priest. Appears in Launceston Magistrates Court on child sex offences, including unlawful sexual intercourse and indecent assault, against boy, aged 16, between January and March 1996 at Orford, northeast of Hobart. Court hears Burgess, of Kings Meadows, Launceston, assaulted boy while trainee priest at New Norfolk, north of Hobart. In 1999, charges adjourned indefinitely after victim disappears amid mother's fears he had taken own life. In 2002, victim's body found in bushland at Don Reserve, Devonport. Devonport CIB still investigating.

BURTON Pastor Keith John, 55 (QLD, 1996). Brisbane Protestant church associate pastor and children's ministry leader. Receives 7 year jail sentence in Brisbane District Court after pleading guilty to 7 child sex charges, including 5 counts of indecent treatment, 1 of maintaining sexual relationship with minor and 1 of permitting himself to be sodomised, against 2 brothers, aged 12 and 14, between 1985 and 1993 while associate pastor at North Brisbane Protestant church. Court hears Burton, of North Brisbane, committed offences after offering boys "sports" massages during church outings, fishing trips and Bible classes. Judge accuses pastor of "stunning hypocrisy" and says he could not recall more gross breach of trust.

BUTLER Daniel Richard, 19 (WA, 1993). Perth Mormon missionary and Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints member. Receives suspended 3 year jail sentence in Perth District Court after pleading guilty to 2 charges of wilful damage against Greenwood Village Chinese restaurant, Perth, in 1993. Court hears Butler, of Perth, set fire to Chinese restaurant and daubed anti-Asian slogans on its door as result of "irrational" dislike of Asians whom he perceived as unclean. Court told Butler was "skinhead" whose hatred of Asians developed into Neo-Nazism. For other convicted Mormon hate crime offenders, see Benjamin and Kristen DE ROSS.

BUTLER Justin John Peter, 20 (QLD, 1996). Brisbane Australian Catholic University student and part-time sports coach. Receives 8 years jail sentence in Brisbane District Court after pleading guilty to 9 child sex offences, including 1 count of child stealing, 2 of deprivation of liberty, 2 of indecent dealing, 3 of indecent assault and 1 of taking explicit indecent photographs, against girl, aged 11, in 1995. Court hears Butler, of Graceville, Brisbane, abducted girl at knifepoint and imprisoned and molested her in small windowless room for 20 hours before police found her. Judge describes crime as "chilling" and "every parent's worst nightmare". Report claims Butler, at time offences committed, was studying at Australian Catholic University to become primary school teacher.

BUTLER Brother Thomas John, 72 (QLD, 2002). Brisbane Marist Brother and Catholic school mathematics teacher, aka "Brother Pat". Committed for trial in Brisbane District Court on 1 count of indecently dealing with schoolboy, aged 11, in 2001 at Ashgrove Marist Brothers College, Brisbane. For other accused or convicted Brisbane Ashgrove College offenders, see Brother John MAGUIRE and Brother Hugh McNAMARA.

CAKACAKA Tevita, 37 (NSW, 2001). Camden Pentecostal born again Christian revivalist and Mt Annan Christian Life Centre charismatic church preacher. Appears in Parramatta Local Court charged with indecently assaulting female passenger, age unknown, in 2000 during train trip between Sydney and Melbourne. Court hears passenger awoke at 3am to find Cakacaka, of Mt Annan Christian Life Centre, near Camden, southwest of Sydney, fondling her leg and smiling 40cm from her face.

CARTER Brother Gregory (QLD, 1997). Cairns Marist Brother, Catholic school teacher, boarding master and principal. Receives maximum 18 month jail sentence in Brisbane Magistrates Court after pleading guilty to 15 charges of indecent treatment of boy, aged 15, in 1988 at St Augustine's Marist Brothers College, Cairns, QLD. Court hears Carter entered dormitory and touched boy sexually in bed. Transferred in 1993 to St Francis' primary school at Ayr, near Townsville, where he worked as principal before crimes reported to police in mid-1990s during public phone in. Victim support group in 1999 reports that "Carter's jail sentence will not prevent him continuing as a Marist Brother". For another accused or convicted St Augustine's Cairns offender, see Brother Geoffrey VENESS.

CASTLEDARE (WA, 1998). Christian brothers children's home, Queen's Park, Perth. House of Commons orders AUS inquiry after British Child Migrant Welfare Committee finds worst cases of emotional, physical and sexual abuse against British child migrants occurred at hands of "Christian Buggers" at BINDOON, Castledare, CLONTARF and TARDUN, WA. In 1994, Catholic historian Brother Barry Coldrey says there was evidence sex rings existed at Castledare in early 1960s. In 1994, Brother Gerard DICK, was jailed for sexually abusing children at Castledare between 1960 and 1965. Judge said, "It is difficult to contemplate a worse example of breach of trust". For other accused or convicted WA Christian Brothers offenders, see Brother Francis KEANEY, Brother William MARCHANT and Brother Lawrence MURPHY.

CATCH THE FIRE MINISTRIES (VIC, 2002). Melbourne fundamentalist Christian group. Accused of vilifying Muslims in what could be test case for VIC's new race and religious hate laws. Complaint lodged with VIC Equal Opportunity Commission alleges group told more than 250 people at study conference that Muslims kill non-converts, loot homes, rape women, attack other Muslims and lie when saying they want peace. Islamic Council human rights co-ordinator says attack "attempt to turn war on terrorism into war on Islam".

CATTELL Father Richard St John, 54 (NSW, 1994). Parramatta Catholic vicar-general. Receives 2 year jail sentence in Penrith District Court after pleading guilty to 5 charges of indecently assaulting boy, aged 14, over 3 year period between 1973 and 1976 while parish priest at St Mary's Catholic church, Parramatta, Sydney. Court hears boy initially approached Cattell after being molested by school teacher, Terence SIMPKINS, and that Cattell had seized opportunity to assault him. Catholic historian says "it was like reporting burglaries to thief". Court told Cattell later masturbated victim in car, home and on trips and on one occasion asked boy to share bath with him. Judge describes Cattell's conduct as "inexcusable" and grossest breach of trust.

CHAMBERS Brother Robert George, 60 (QLD, 2002). Rockhampton Christian Brother and teacher. Receives $100 fine and 6 month good behaviour bond in Brisbane District Court after pleading guilty to assault occasioning bodily harm on boy, aged 12, in 1968 at St Joseph's Christian Brothers College, Rockhampton. Court hears Chambers shot victim twice in back of legs with rifle as boy drank from water fountain in school yard.

CHILDREN OF GOD NSW BRANCH (NSW, 1992). Christian fundamentalist cult, aka The Family or "Hookers for Jesus", founded in US by Moses David. Senior cult members appear in Cobham Children's Court accused of brainwashing and sexually abusing up to 72 children following police raids on 3 communal houses in Sydney's Hills district. NSW Dept of Community Services social workers interview 140 children, aged 2 to 14, following raids and allegations include children being forced to watch adults have sex and pre-teens being encouraged to have sex with each other. Literature found during raids include bizarre "religious witnessing" program involving prostitution of women over 16 called "hooking for Jesus". CHILDREN OF GOD VICTORIAN BRANCH also raided in 1992.

CHILDREN OF GOD VICTORIAN BRANCH (VIC, 1992). Christian fundamentalist cult, aka The Family or "Hookers for Jesus", founded in US by Moses David. Senior cult members appear in Melbourne Children's Court accused of brainwashing and sexually abusing 9 children, aged 2 to 14, following police raid of communal house at Daylesford, northwest of Melbourne. Court hears cult practised - and encouraged - wife-swapping, lesbianism, threesomes, teen sex and sex between children as young as 12 and adults. Court told young girls encouraged to seduce men to gain money and gifts, known as "flirty fishing". Raid authorised by Community Services Victoria after police had watched cult "for many years". CHILDREN OF GOD NSW BRANCH also raided in 1992.

CHRISTIAN Brother David Austin, 52 (WA, 1995). Perth Marist Brother and Catholic school principal. Fined $10,500 in Perth District Court after pleading guilty to 7 charges of aggravated indecent assault against 2 schoolboys, aged 10 and 11, in 1991 at Newman Catholic Junior College, Perth. Court hears Christian, of Churchlands, told victims to put hands behind backs and to fondle his erect penis through clothes after being sent to his principal's office.

CHRISTIAN BROTHERS (WA, 1996). AUS Catholic Church is ordered to pay $3.5m compensation in NSW Supreme Court after 260 men file claims of sexual abuse as boys between 1938 and 1976 in Christian Brothers children's homes at BINDOON, CASTLEDARE, CLONTARF and TARDUN, WA. Payments range from $2000 to $25,000. Lawyers claim church fought "tooth and nail" and used "every trick in book" to avoid paying compensation despite order's public admission of guilt. In 1996, investigation reveals more than 100 AUS Christian Brothers accused of abuse between 1987 and 1995. For other accused or convicted WA Christian Brothers offenders, see Brother Gerard DICK, Brother Francis KEANEY, Brother William MARCHANT and Brother Lawrence MURPHY.

CITY WIDE MINISTRIES (VIC, 2002). Fined $5000 in Ringwood Magistrates Court after church found guilty of knowingly allowing nuisance to emanate from charismatic church at Hotham Street, Mont Albert, in Melbourne's east. Court hears local residents for years politely asked pastor Patrick Templeton to lower volume from noisy church services but their pleas had fallen on deaf ears. Judge finds church knowingly broke noise limits set by Whitehorse City Council and rejects pastor's claim that music was "part of religion" and "how young people liked it".

CLAFFEY Father Robert, 55 (VIC, 1998). Ballarat Catholic priest. Receives good behaviour bond in Ballarat Magistrates Court after pleading guilty to indecently assaulting 2 brothers, aged 12 and 13, in 1978 at their Ballarat home, central VIC. Court hears Claffey visited boys to console them after sister's death in road accident and touched victims on several occasions as they lay in bed.

CLARKSON Simone Yvette, 31 (VIC, 1994). Melbourne Pentecostal born again Christian and Life Ministry church member. Convicted in Ringwood Magistrates Court of assault involving caning of her daughter, aged 4, and son, aged 7, at her Croydon South home in Melbourne's east. Complaints arose in 1993 after bruising found on boy's legs and bottom. Court hears Clarkson, of Croydon South, used 75-centimetre rosewood cane to discipline children according to Christian beliefs. Biblical passages read out in mitigation plea included Proverbs 23:14: "Punish (your child) with the rod and save his soul from death"; and Proverbs 29:15: "The rod of correction imparts wisdom". For another church offender convicted of assault with cane, see Denis FRICOT.

CLEARY Father Patrick Joseph, 63 (QLD, 1998). Brisbane Catholic priest. Receives suspended 15 month jail sentence in Brisbane District Court after pleading guilty to 3 charges of indecently assaulting 2 boys, aged 15 and 16, between 1967 and 1973 at Ashgrove and Wavell Heights, Brisbane. Court hears Cleary, of St Finbarr's Catholic Church, Ashgrove, molested 15 year old twice in confession box shortly after death of boy's mother. Court told one victim complained to Bishop John Gerry about Cleary in late 1980s yet Cleary permitted to continue ministering. Victim support group director John Warner in 1998 describes sentence as "slap in face" for child abuse victims.

CLIFT Desmond Joseph, 53 (NSW, 1996). Queanbeyan Catholic church member, swimming pool manager and junior football coach. Receives 2 year and 6 month jail sentence in Sydney District Court after being convicted on 4 charges of indecently assaulting boy, aged under 16, between 1984 and 1985 at Queanbeyan swimming pool, southeast of Canberra. Court hears Clift, of Queanbeyan, NSW, measured victim's penis and taught boy how to masturbate by masturbating himself in front of him.

CLONTARF (WA, 1998). Christian brothers children's home, Victoria Park, Perth. House of Commons orders AUS inquiry after British Child Migrant Welfare Committee finds worst cases of emotional, physical and sexual abuse against British child migrants occurred at hands of "Christian Buggers" at BINDOON, CASTLEDARE, Clontarf and TARDUN, WA. In 2001, Commonwealth Community Affairs Senate Committee hears conditions at Clontarf so "barbaric" that boys had penises inserted in electric shock machine to control bedwetting. For accused or convicted WA Christian Brothers offenders, see Brother Gerard DICK, Brother Francis KEANEY, Brother William MARCHANT and Brother Lawrence MURPHY.

COFFEY Father Bryan Desmond, 64 (VIC, 1999). Western Districts Catholic priest. Receives suspended 3 year jail sentence in Ballarat County Court after being convicted on 14 charges, including 13 counts of indecent assault and 1 of false imprisonment, against 7 boys and 1 girl, aged 6 to 14, between 1960 and 1975 while parish priest at Ballarat, Ouyen and Port Fairy, VIC. Court hears Coffey, of Ballarat, committed first assaults within days of taking celibacy vows. Report calls Coffey "pervert" who "disguised assaults as horseplay ending in him fondling child's buttocks or genitals". Victim support group links 2 suicides to Coffey's offences. For other accused or convicted Western Districts Catholic offenders, see Father Thomas BROPHY, Father Peter COLLEY, Monsignor John DAY, HORSHAM PARISH, Father Leonard MONK, Father Sydney MOREY Father John O'CONNOR and Father Gerald RIDSDALE.

COFFEY Gregory Vincent, 48 (VIC, 1997). Melbourne trainee Salesian Brother and Marist Brothers secondary school principal. Receives suspended 2 year and 6 month jail sentence in Melbourne County Court after pleading guilty to 6 charges of indecently assaulting 2 boys, aged 14 and 15, between 1976 and 1977 at Immaculate Heart Marist Brothers (now Redden) College, Preston, Melbourne. Court hears Coffey, of Warrandyte, masturbated boys and made boys masturbate him. Judge describes assaults as "abhorrent, disgusting and repulsive" and orders Coffey to pay victims $7500 each. In 1994, Coffey received 2 year good behaviour bond after pleading guilty in Preston Magistrates Court to indecently assaulting 6 other boys, aged under 16, at Immaculate Heart, Preston, between 1972 and 1976.

COLESHILL Mark, 33 (SA, 2001). SA Seventh Day Adventist church member. Receives suspended 12 month jail sentence in Adelaide District Court after pleading guilty to conspiracy and making false report to police. Court hears Coleshill, of Kersbrook, east of Adelaide, arranged for youth to steal car so he could collect on insurance. Court told scheme came unstuck after police arrested youth who told them details of plan.

COLLEY Father Peter James (VIC, 1993). Western Districts Catholic priest. Receives 12 month good behaviour bond in Moonee Ponds Court after pleading guilty to indecently assaulting adult male in public toilet at Moonee Ponds, Melbourne, while parish priest at St Pius X Catholic church, Warrnambool West, in VIC's Western Districts. For other accused or convicted Western Districts Catholic offenders, see Father Thomas BROPHY, Father Bryan COFFEY, Monsignor John DAY, HORSHAM PARISH, Father Leonard MONK, Father Sydney MOREY, Father John O'CONNOR and Father Gerald RIDSDALE.

COMENSOLI Father Peter Lewis, 55 (NSW, 1994). Wollongong Catholic priest. Receives 18 month jail sentence in Sydney District Court after pleading guilty to 2 charges of indecently assaulting 2 altar boys, aged 10 and 14, between 1977 and 1981 in presbytery of St Mary's Catholic church, Berkeley, near Wollongong, NSW. Court hears Comensoli, formerly of Gwynneville, Wollongong, used dirty language in front of boys and enticed them with alcohol, cigarettes and pornographic videos before masturbating them. Charges arose from 1993 newspaper investigation. For other accused or convicted Wollongong Catholic offenders, see Brother Michael EVANS, Brother William HOCKING, David JOHNSON, Father Brian KING, NAME SUPPRESSED 25 and Father John NESTOR.

CONLAN Father Douglas, 52 (WA, 1999). Bunbury Catholic priest. Receives suspended 3 year jail sentence in Perth District Court after pleading guilty to gross indecency charges against boy, aged 16, in 1976 while touring WA country areas delivering mass. Court hears assaults involved masturbation and oral sex.

CONNELL Father Bernard, 57 (NSW, 1996). Wagga Wagga Catholic priest. Committed for trial in Wagga Wagga District Court on 4 child sex charges, including 3 counts of indecent assault and 1 of committing unlawful sexual intercourse, against boy, aged 10, in 1964 at Junee, southeast NSW.

CONNOLLY Father Paul Anthony, 66 (TAS, 2001). Strathgordon Catholic priest and TAS vocations director. Receives 8 month jail sentence with 4 months suspended in Launceston Supreme Court after pleading guilty to 7 charges of indecently assaulting girl, aged 14 to 16, over 2 year period between 1971 and 1973 while parish priest at Strathgordon, west of Hobart. Court hears Connolly, of Dodges Ferry, east of Hobart, first assaulted girl at Christian student camp and officiated at girl's marriage in 1983. Also ministered during 35-year career at Sandy Bay, Ellendale and Oatlands.

COOGAN John Patrick "Jackie", 60 (VIC, 1994). Geelong Catholic school teacher. Receives 5 year jail sentence in Geelong Magistrates Court after pleading guilty to 17 charges of indecently assaulting boys, aged 10 to 15, between 1962 and 1983 while physical education teacher at St Joseph's Christian Brothers College, Newtown, Geelong, Bell Park High School, Geelong, and North Geelong High School, VIC. Believed to be one of VIC's heaviest sentences for indecent assaults. Court hears Coogan, of Mermaid Waters, QLD, lured boys into office or gymnasium by asking if they wanted extra training. Victims outside court claim Coogan molested boys "100s of times" and that he described abuse, sometimes during lunch breaks, as "our little tickle". For another accused or convicted St Joseph's Geelong offender, see Alan SWINGLER.

COONROD Phil (QLD, 2001). Gold Coast Pentecostal born again Christian, Abundant Life Fellowship church member, street preacher and evangelist. Ordered to appear in Southport Court charged with contravening a direction and obstructing police after "spreading the word" to school revellers at Cavill Avenue shopping mall, Gold Coast, in 2001. Thompson, who attended Abundant Life Fellowship at Carrara, arrested after Gold Coast City Council employee asked him to leave shopping area and accused him of disturbing peace and breaking touting laws with fellow street preachers Reverend Terrence O'BRIEN, David OLIVER and Michael THOMPSON.

COTTON Pastor Victor Clifford, 56 (SA, 1997). Adelaide pastor. Appears in Adelaide District Court charged with 3 child sex offences, including 2 counts of unlawful sexual intercourse and 1 of indecent assault, against teenage boy in 1995 while pastor of Adelaide northern suburbs church. Court hears victim former member of Cotton's congregation.

COX Father Kevin Nicholas, 66 (NSW, 1998). Sydney Catholic priest and Cistercian Brother. Receives 2 year periodic jail sentence in Campbelltown District Court after being convicted on 2 counts of indecently assaulting girl, aged 11, in 1976 at Caringbah Catholic church, Sydney. Court hears Cox fingered girl's genitals while rubbing himself against her until ejaculating. Prosecutor notes Cox shows no evidence of remorse. Victim later claims Cox made her pregnant at 17 then gave her $200 towards cost of abortion while completing Year 11 studies at Catholic college. Name initially suppressed. For another Catholic offender accused of breaking his celibacy vow, see Brother Desmond SULLIVAN.

CRONAN Father Kerry Richard (QLD, 2002). QLD Catholic priest, chaplain, counsellor and registered psychologist. Appears before QLD Health Practitioners Tribunal after complaint made that he hugged victim and massaged him in perineum region during therapy session. Tribunal finds Father Cronan, formerly from Melbourne diocese, engaged in professional misconduct and said no scientific data existed to support his massage therapy.

CROWLEY Michael James, 58 (TAS, 2002). Hobart psychologist and former head of Anglican Church's independent inquiry into child sex abuse. Appears in Hobart Magistrates Court charged with maintaining sexual relationship with minor between January 1973 and February 1976. Offences allegedly occurred at Fern Tree, Pontville and Hobart when victim aged 13 to 16. Court hears Crowley, of Howden, appointed by Anglican Church in 1997 to examine allegations of child sex abuse levelled against some clergy members and church officials. Court told Crowley co-authored report Not The Way of Christ in 1998 which contained 31 recommendations on how sex abuse allegations could be handled by church.

CURNUCK Lawrence Joseph, 74 (WA, 1999). Busselton Seventh Day Adventist youth leader. Receives 12 year jail sentence in Bunbury Supreme Court after pleading guilty to 20 child sex offences, including 14 counts of unlawful sexual intercourse, 5 of indecent assault and 1 of indecent dealing, against at least 2 girls, aged around 14, during 1970s at Busselton, south of Perth. Court hears Curnuck, of Busselton, took young girls on camping trips and other activities where he raped and molested them. Judge says Curnuck abused his authority by sexually abusing girls in church group settings. Court told Curnuck earlier received 18 month jail sentence for indecently assaulting child, aged 14, in 1951.

CURWEN-WALKER Kathleen and David (VIC, 1998). Melbourne Pentecostal born again Christians, Potters House charismatic church members and children's boutique owners. Ordered to pay $3000 compensation after VIC Anti-Discrimination Tribunal finds born again children's boutique owners subjected female shop assistant, aged 24, to religious harassment at Hopscotch children's boutique in Moonee Ponds, in 1994. Tribunal hears couple, who attended Potters House church in Footscray, "drove victim to depression" by constant religious badgering that included Bible-readings and lectures on "devil-related addictions". For another accused or convicted Melbourne Potters House offender, see NAME SUPPRESSED 2.

D'ASTOLI Christopher, 50 (VIC, 1994). Melbourne trainee Catholic priest. Receives 3 year good behaviour bond and fined $750 in Oakleigh Magistrates Court after pleading guilty to indecently assaulting boy, aged 13, in 1969 while training for priesthood at Glen Waverley Catholic seminary, Melbourne. Court hears D'Astoli, of East Malvern, took victim for driving lesson before masturbating him in car.

DANIEL Father David, 57 (VIC, 2000). Melbourne Catholic priest and RAAF chaplain. Receives 6 year jail sentence in Melbourne County Court after being convicted on 18 charges of indecent assault against 4 victims, aged 6 to 25, between 1978 and 1994 while priest at East Brighton, Healesville, Mt Waverley and Newport, Melbourne. Court hears Daniel, formerly of Upwey, warned at least one victim to keep quiet about abuse or he "won't go to heaven". Judge describes Daniel as "utter disgrace" and classifies him as serious sexual offender. Victim says outside court church did nothing to try to stop assaults.

DANIELS Reverend Louis Victor, 51 (TAS, 1999). Burnie Anglican archdeacon and former Church of England Boys Society (CEBS) leader. Receives 9 month jail sentence in Hobart Supreme Court after pleading guilty to 6 child sex charges, including 4 counts of indecent assault and 2 of committing oral sexual intercourse, against boy, aged 14, in 1992 while rector at St George's Anglican church, Burnie. Court hears Daniels, who was extradited from Canberra, assaulted boy on TAS northwest coast and that charges were laid following church inquiry into sexual misconduct of priests. For other accused or convicted TAS Anglican offenders, see Thomas HAMPSON and Reverend Alan FARRELL. For other accused or convicted CEBS offenders, see Reverend John ELLIOTT and Reverend Garth HAWKINS.

DAY David (NSW, 1992). Sydney Pentecostal born again Christian and Assemblies of God charismatic church student minister. Pleads guilty in Sydney Local Court to 4 counts of forgery. Court hears Day, who attended Westside Assemblies of God church, Sydney, forged bank cheque and pastor's signature to buy more than $30,000 worth of musical instruments.

DAY Monsignor John, 69 (VIC, 1997). Western Districts Catholic priest and Mildura monsignor (one rung below bishop). Accused of numerous child sex offences, including committing unlawful sexual intercourse, gross indecency and indecent assault, against 14 boys and 2 girls, aged under 16, between 1957 and 1971 while parish priest at Sacred Heart Catholic church, Mildura, northwest VIC. Detective claims investigations commenced 1971 but dropped in 1972 by police superior believed to be friend of Day's superior, Bishop Ronald MULKEARNS. Mildura Catholic moderator in 1997 claims allegations against Day "had substance" but charges not laid due to his death in 1978. Monsignor Day described as "good friend" of notorious convicted pedophile, Father Gerald RIDSDALE, working with him while at Inglewood, north of Ballarat, between 1962 and 1964. For other accused or convicted Western Districts Catholic offenders, see Father Thomas BROPHY, Father Bryan COFFEY, Father Peter COLLEY, HORSHAM PARISH, Father Leonard MONK, Father Sydney MOREY, Father John O'CONNOR and Father Gerald RIDSDALE.

DE CRUZ Brother Wilfred (QLD, 2001). QLD De La Salle Brother. Victim support group reveals Brother De Cruz allegedly indecently assaulted 3 boys, one as young as 12, during 1980s while priest at Southern Cross Catholic College, Scarborough, Brisbane. Victim claims De Cruz enticed boys into secluded areas of school and touched them sexually. For another accused or convicted QLD De La Salle offender, see Brother NAME SUPPRESSED 30.

DE ROSS Benjamin, 19, and Kristen, 24 (QLD, 1998). Brisbane Mormon missionary and Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints member. Receive suspended 2 year jail sentence each after pleading guilty to 2 charges of robbery in company with personal violence and 2 of attempted robbery with violence against 4 men, ages unknown, in 1997 at Fortitude Valley, Brisbane. Court hears defendants went on "drunken, gay-bashing spree" before being caught after bragging about attacks to girl in bar. Court told Benjamin De Ross, a Mormon missionary of Brisbane, described victims as "fags" and that both he and his brother set out to "mug" men suspected of being homosexual, robbing them of $5. Judge describes case as "bordering on bizarre" and asks whether Mormon religion had particular attitude to homosexuals. For another convicted Mormon hate crime offender, see Daniel BUTLER. For another convicted gay basher, see Clint TEARIKI.

DEAL Father Raymond John, 51 (VIC, 1999). Melbourne Catholic priest and former archbishop's secretary. Receives suspended 4 month jail sentence in Broadmeadows Magistrates Court after pleading guilty to 3 charges of indecently assaulting emotionally impaired man, aged 26, between 1998 and 1999 while parish priest at Corpus Christi church, Glenroy, Melbourne. Deal, of Thornbury, described in court as "alcoholic" and "homosexual" who usually expressed homosexuality with consenting adults. Deal charged 7 weeks before Archbishop George PELL, who once shared house with notorious pedophile priest Father Gerald RIDSDALE, declares homosexuality "immoral" and "more dangerous to health than smoking" (because of AIDS risk). Deal also ministered at Melbourne parishes of Belmont, Oakleigh and Preston-Reservoir, Melbourne and served as private secretary for Melbourne Catholic Archbishop Sir Frank LITTLE between 1979 and 1986.

DEAN Mark Christopher, 33 (VIC, 1992). Sandhurst Catholic school teacher and vice-principal. Receives 12 month community-based order in Bendigo Magistrates Court after pleading guilty to 8 charges of indecently assaulting 8 boys, aged under 16, between 1982 and 1986 while teacher at Rochester and Bendigo parish schools in Sandhurst diocese, northeast VIC. For other accused or convicted Sandhurst Catholic offenders, see Father Kevin HOWARTH, Father John STOCKDALE and Father John TREACY.

DEBOO Vivian Frederick, 51 (SA, 1996). SA Pentecostal born again Christian, Uniting Church member, caterer and Christian Camping Association president. Receives 6 year jail sentence in Adelaide Supreme Court after pleading guilty to 10 child sex charges, including 9 counts of indecent assault and 1 of committing unlawful sexual intercourse, against 3 boys, aged 14 to 16, between 1989 and 1990 while caterer at Aldgate, Carrickalinga, Normanville and Victor Harbour, SA. Court hears Deboo, of Victor Harbour, committed many offences while active member of Christian Gospel church group and caterer at St Joseph's Convent, Aldgate. Victim's mother tells court she thought she did "right thing" allowing "good Christian man" to become involved with son.

DEMETRIE Father Dionysios, 56 (VIC, 1995). Melbourne Greek Orthodox priest. Appears in Box Hill Magistrates Court charged with indecently and unlawfully assaulting man, aged 33, in 1994 at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church, Box Hill, in Melbourne's east. Court hears Demetrie, of Doncaster, believing victim possessed by evil spirits, groped and tongue kissed man while performing unorthodox exorcism ritual. Court told victim went to Demetrie "desperate for answers" to save marriage but priest only grabbed his bottom and groin saying, "You want it, you want it". For other accused or convicted exorcism-related offenders, see Matalena AMETE, Penelope GRAHAM, David KLINGNER, William McGARRITY, NAME SUPPRESSED 16, Matthew NUSKE, Leanne REICHENBACH, Ralph VOLLMER and Patrick WOODLEY. For another accused or convicted Box Hill Holy Cross Greek Orthodox offender, see Father Panagiotis TSIGAS.

DENHAM Father John Sidney, 58 (NSW, 2001). Hunter Valley Catholic priest and Christian Brothers college chaplain, form master and discipline master. Receives suspended 2 year jail sentence in Sydney Local Court after being convicted on 2 charges of indecently assaulting student, aged 14, in 1979 while priest at St Pius X College, Adamstown, Newcastle, NSW. Court hears Denham, of Newcastle, was called on by high school to act as confidant when sexual issues arose. Denham transferred to Waverley Christian Brothers College, Sydney, after offences occurred. For another accused or convicted Hunter Valley Catholic offender, see Father Vincent RYAN.

DERRIMAN Father Francis Edward, 60 (QLD, 1998). Brisbane Catholic priest, university teacher and social worker. Receives suspended 12 month jail sentence in Brisbane District Court after being convicted on 2 charges of indecent dealing with girl, aged 15, in 1968 in Brisbane. Court hears Derriman, of Ballarat, VIC, persuaded girl to have sex with him by claiming he was "terminally ill" and giving her copy of Lolita book. Court told parents' complaint to church in 1968 swept under carpet. Judge says Derriman perpetrated "gross and flagrant betrayal of priestly trust". Transferred from Sandgate parish in Brisbane after 1968 complaint received by Archbishop Patrick O'Donnell to another Catholic parish before taking up position as social worker and university teacher at Ballarat, VIC. 1998 report reveals Derriman had been in seminary with convicted pedophile priest, Father Ronald McKEIRNAN.

DICK Brother Gerard William, 67 (WA, 1994). Perth Christian Brother and boarding master. Receives 3 year and 6 month jail sentence in Perth District Court after pleading guilty to 10 charges of indecently assaulting boy, aged 8 to 10, over 2 year period while boarding master at CASTLEDARE Christian Brothers children's home, Perth, between 1960 and 1965. Court hears Dick, of Guilderton, north of Perth, beat, punched and kicked boys and sexually abused them. Report says Dick first Christian Brother charged with abusing young boys in WA orphanages. Victim support group head outside court claims Dick also "notorious" for beating and molesting boys at BINDOON, north of Perth, and TARDUN, near Geraldton, WA. For another accused or convicted Tardun Christian Brothers offender, see Brother William MARCHANT. For other accused or convicted WA Christian Brothers offenders, see CHRISTIAN BROTHERS, CLONTARF, Brother Francis KEANEY and Brother Lawrence MURPHY.

DOBBS Geoffrey Robert, 48 (QLD, 2002). QLD Sunday school teacher, church youth leader and "highly regarded" church member. Pleads guilty in QLD District Court to 116 charges, including indecent dealing and recording indecent visual images, involving 62 girls, aged 1 to 15, between 1972 and 1999. QLD Attorney-General labels Dobbs state's worst pedophile. Left QLD in 1998 for VIC where he was arrested in Melbourne in 1999 after leaving video camera containing pornographic footage for repairs at video shop. In 2000, Dobbs receives 2 year and 6 month jail sentence in Melbourne County Court after pleading guilty to 8 sex charges, including 5 counts of performing indecent act, 1 of committing unlawful sexual intercourse, 1 of making child pornography and 1 of possessing child pornography, involving children as young as 6 months. Police allege Dobbs committed more than 300 sex offences against 100s of children over 30 year period. Court hears during 1999 raid of offender's home, police found 177 video tapes containing 500 hours of recordings of Dobbs' abuse of juvenile girls. Court told Dobbs "true predator" who preyed on children he met at Sunday schools or youth camps. For other accused or convicted Sunday school offenders, see John LANE, Robert LOWE, Kevin PITTS and Mark ROLLS.

DONNELLAN Brother Bede (VIC, 1998). Melbourne St John of God brother. Victim support group reveals Donnellan allegedly indecently assaulted children while serving with ST JOHN OF GOD order in Melbourne. Priest now deceased. For other accused or convicted Melbourne St John of God offenders, see Brother FLANNAN, Brother Killian HERBERT, Brother Eugene LEE, Brother Berchmans MOYNAHAN and Brother THEOPHANE.

DOOLAN Father Michael (QLD, 1998). Rockhampton Catholic priest. Victim support group reveals Doolan allegedly indecently assaulted children from 1950 at Rockhampton, north QLD. One girl, aged 13, claims Doolan indecently touched her while swimming at beach. For other accused or convicted Rockhampton church offenders, see Father Michael McARDLE, Kevin O'CALLAGHAN and Keith WRIGHT.

DOVETON PARISH (VIC, 1999). Melbourne Holy Family Catholic church. Victim support group describes Doveton parish, near Dandenong, as "battered" after revealing Holy Family Catholic church had been served by at least 4 alleged or convicted pedophile priests since 1974. See Father Wilfred BAKER (1974-5), Father Thomas O'KEEFE (1974), Father Victor RUBEO (c1978-c82) and Father Peter SEARSON (1984-97). In 2001, Doveton parish priest Father Michael Shadbolt establishes VIC Catholic Priest Anti-defamation League - no doubt in attempt to deter references to his church as being little more than a pedophile dating club. For another battered VIC parish, see HORSHAM PARISH.

DOWLAN Brother Edward Vernon, 45 (VIC, 1996). VIC Christian Brother and primary school teacher. Receives maximum 9 year and 8 month jail sentence in Melbourne County Court after pleading guilty to 16 charges of indecently assaulting 11 boys, aged 9 to 13, between 1971 and 1982 at St Patrick's College, Ballarat, Cathedral College, East Melbourne, and St Thomas More College, Forest Hill, VIC. Court hears Dowlan digitally raped one boy on 13th birthday and asked victim to thank mother for him. Investigation reveals boy twice attempted suicide as result of abuse and spent many years in psychiatric counselling. Priest originally faced 76 sex charges, including committing unlawful sexual intercourse and physical assault, against 25 children. Appeal reduces sentence to 6 years and 6 months. Two assaults allegedly occurred at notorious ST ALIPIUS' Christian Brothers primary school, Ballarat East, in 1971. Court hears Dowlan molested one boy who went for help and who was then sodomised by notorious pedophile priest, Father Gerald RIDSDALE. For other accused or convicted St Alipius' Ballarat offenders, see Brother Robert BEST, Brother Stephen FARRELL and Brother FITZGERALD. In 1996, report claims Brother Dowlan's victims among others who called for resignation of archbishop-delegate, George PELL, over alleged links with school.

DOWLING Bishop Owen, 57 (ACT, 1992). Canberra and Goulburn Anglican bishop. Appears in Bendigo Magistrates Court charged with soliciting male prostitute in 1992 at Lake Weerona, near Bendigo, VIC. Court hears Dowling approached off-duty police officer with offer of paying money for sex. Charge later dropped amid accusations of "entrapment". Dowling resigns soon after alleged incident. For other accused or convicted Canberra Anglican offenders, see Reverend John AITCHISON, Bishop George BROWNING, Reverend Eric GRIFFITH and NAME SUPPRESSED 23.

DRISCOLL Sister Mary Therese, 55 (QLD, 1993). Brisbane Ursuline Order Sister. Appears in Moree Local Court on 4 charges, including 2 counts of dangerous driving causing death and 2 of causing grievous bodily harm, following death of boy, aged 2, and religious sister, aged 63, in car accident in 1992 near Boggabilla, northwest NSW. Court hears Driscoll, of Brisbane, drove car on incorrect side of road with victims who were passengers before colliding with oncoming vehicle. Report says Driscoll first AUS nun charged with indictable offence.

DUFFIELD Reverend Robert Winston, 55 (VIC, 1995). Melbourne Anglican priest, probation officer and South American Missionary Society chief. Receives suspended 6 month sentence and fined $5000 in Sunshine Magistrates Court after pleading guilty to charge of gross indecency against boy, aged 12, over 12 month period between 1979 and 1980 at Spotswood Anglican church, Melbourne. Court hears Duffield, of Roseville, NSW, masturbated boy on probation "about 25 times" after threatening him with bad report or "lock up" if refusing to obey.

DUNN Robert Joseph "Dolly", 61 (NSW, 2001). Sydney Marist Brothers primary school teacher and discipline master. Receives 30 year jail sentence in Sydney District Court after pleading guilty to 24 child sex offences, including committing unlawful sexual intercourse, gross indecency and employing child for pornographic purposes, against 9 boys, aged 7 to 13, between 1985 and 1992. Served as science teacher at Marist Brothers College, Penshurst, between 1971 and 1987. Court hears Dunn used marijuana and money to induce boys from disadvantaged families into oral and anal intercourse. Court views excerpts from 250 home videos filmed by Dunn, including one depicting Dunn placing $20 note between buttocks of boy, aged 7, before assaulting him. Judge says video "disgusted" and "upset him" and it was "hard to imagine anybody engaging in such behaviour". Dunn's crimes originally exposed in 1996 during Justice James Wood's NSW Royal Commission into Pedophilia. For other accused or convicted church offenders exposed during Wood Commission, see Brother Michael EVANS, Brother Brian GORDON, Brother John LITTLER, NAME SUPPRESSED 14, Brother NAME SUPPRESSED 15 and Brother Francis RILEY.

DUNNE James Paul, 46 (VIC, 2002). Melbourne Seventh Day Adventist primary school teacher. Receives maximum 7 year and 2 month jail sentence in Melbourne County Court after pleading guilty to 30 counts of indecent assault and 1 of sexual penetration against boy, aged 11 to 14, over 3 year period between 1984 and 1987 while teacher at Nunawading Seventh Day Adventist primary school, in Melbourne's east, where abuse occurred. Court hears Dunne, of Lilydale, used his religion to control boy and often prayed with him after abusing him "probably hundreds of times". Report reveals church tried to buy victim's silence with bribe of $125,000. For another accused or convicted VIC Seventh Day Adventist offender, see Earl BLENNERHASSET.

DURHAM Father Reginald Basil, 83 (QLD, 1999). Neerkol Sisters of Mercy children's home chaplain. Receives 7 year and 6 month jail sentence in Brisbane District Court after being convicted of raping girl, aged 14, over 12 month period between 1966 and 1967 at St Joseph's Sisters of Mercy children's home, near Rockhampton, QLD (home closed 1978). Court hears Durham assaulted girl on presbytery bed with crucifix hanging on wall above. Judge describes Durham as "evil man" whose actions involved "blinding hypocrisy" and who demeaned his office in "nauseating and reprehensible manner". Judge also condemns church for covering up crime with "lies, stonewalling and stubbornness" over 30 year period. In 1997, Durham originally faced 40 child sex charges, including 37 counts of indecent dealing and 3 of committing unlawful sexual intercourse, against 2 girls and 1 boy, aged under 16, between 1960 and 1967. In 2000, Durham successfully appealed against conviction in QLD Appeal Court then applied successfully in 2001 to be excused from further prosecution on health grounds. Dies 2002. For other accused or convicted Neerkol Sisters of Mercy offenders, see Father John ANDERSON, Kevin BAKER and NEERKOL. For another accused or convicted QLD Sisters of Mercy offender, see Robert LYNAS.

DWYER Brother Fintan Louis, 85 (VIC, 1998). Melbourne De La Salle Brother, vocations director, primary school teacher and boarding master. Victim support group reveals Dwyer allegedly indecently assaulted children from 1942 at St Bede's De La Salle primary school, Mentone, Melbourne. Boy, aged 7, claims Dwyer fondled his genitals in bathroom. Priest dies 1990, aged 85. For another accused or convicted Melbourne De La Salle offender, see Brother Frank KEATING.

DYSON Brother John Desmond, 47 (VIC, 1997). Kilmore Marist Brother, boarding master and Catholic secondary school principal. Receives 12 month community-based order in Seymour Magistrates Court after pleading guilty to 4 charges of indecently assaulting 3 boys, aged 12 to 14, between 1983 and 1989 at Assumption Marist Brothers College, Kilmore, north of Melbourne. Court hears Dyson visited dormitories late at night and masturbated sleeping boys "up to 5 times per week". Victim describes Dyson's visits as "living hell ... waiting in fear every night for monster to attack prey". Also former principal of Alice Springs Catholic High School, NT. For other accused or convicted Assumption College Kilmore offenders, see Father Desmond GANNON, Brother Francis HESFORD and Father Terence PIDOTO.

EAMES Father Anthony, 72 (VIC, 1995). Melbourne Catholic priest. Receives suspended 6 month jail sentence in Dandenong Magistrates Court after pleading guilty to 4 charges of indecently assaulting schoolgirls, aged under 14, from mid 1950s while priest at Balaclava, Broadmeadows, Kyneton, Oakleigh, Parkville and Ringwood, Melbourne. Priest dies 1999.

ELDRIDGE Reverend Graeme Alfred, 58 (VIC, 1998). VIC Presbyterian minister. Appears in Melbourne Magistrates Court charged with 28 child sex offences, including 17 counts of indecent assault and 9 of committing unlawful sexual intercourse, against 3 boys, aged 9 to 12, in 1981 at Presbyterian church and manse in northern VIC. Court hears assaults involved oral sex, talcum powder and showering with victims.

ELLIOTT Reverend John Litton, 69 (QLD, 2002). Brisbane Anglican priest, rector and former Church of England Boys Society (CEBS) chief commissioner. Receives maximum 7 year and 6 month jail sentence in Brisbane District Court after pleading guilty to 28 sex charges, including 10 counts of sodomy and 18 of indecent dealing, involving 5 boys, aged 10 to 13, in early 1970s at Wide Bay, QLD. Court hears Elliott, who set up Wide Bay Anglican youth group, encouraged "corrupting" behaviour including skinny-dipping and playing strip poker and that offences occurred at local church and in priest's own bed. Investigations reveal Elliott ordained in 1986, after offences occurred, and ministered at Bundaberg, Nanango and Dalby parishes. AUS Governor-General and former Brisbane Anglican archbishop Peter HOLLINGWORTH comes under fire after reports reveal he appointed Elliott rector of Nanango in 1990 and Dalby in 1991 while archbishop between 1989 and 1991. For other accused or convicted church offenders linked to Gov-Gen Peter HOLLINGWORTH, see Kevin GUY, Kevin LYNCH, Canon Ross McAULEY, Bishop Donald SHEARMAN and William WHITELOCK. For other accused or convicted CEBS offenders, see Reverend Louis DANIELS and Reverend Garth HAWKINS.

ELLMORE Reverend Robert, 64 (NSW, 2002). Hunter Valley Anglican priest and Justice of Peace. Receives 11 year jail sentence in Sydney District Court after being convicted on 6 charges of indecently assaulting 3 girls, aged 8 to 12, between 1981 and 1984 at Cumnock and West Wyalong, in central eastern NSW, and again in 2001 in Sydney's south. In 1999, Ellmore received 12 month jail sentence in Liverpool District Court after pleading guilty to indecently assaulting 2 sisters, aged 6 and 8, and another girl, aged 7, in 1976 while training for priesthood at Newcastle college, northeastern NSW. Court hears Ellmore, who was ordained in 1978, assaulted sisters in Hunter Valley and molested 7 year old in vestry of All Saints Anglican Cathedral, Bathurst. In 1998, Ellmore accused of abusing twin girls, aged 7, at Regents Park, in Sydney's south-west. Charges later dropped. In 1991, Ellmore received 5 year good behaviour bond and $5000 fine for molesting own granddaughter, aged 5, on weekend trip to Mudgee, central eastern NSW. In 1984, Ellmore accused of sexually abusing girl, aged 8, after confirmation class in central NSW parish residence. In 1967 Ellmore received fine for indecent exposure in park at Blues Point, Sydney. In 1957, Ellmore received 1 month jail sentence for aggravated assault of girl, aged 10, at Toowoomba, QLD. 2002 reports reveal Ellmore still wore dog collar at time of arrest for 2001 offence and that he was first Anglican priest to be defrocked and stripped of holy office in living memory. For another accused or convicted Hunter Valley Anglican church offender, see Reverend Allan KITCHINGHAM.

ELLUL Father Francis Xavier "Frans", 75 (VIC, 2000). Melbourne Catholic priest. AUS Catholic Church agrees to pay sex abuse victim $200,000 compensation after Church Commission into Sexual Abuse accepts as "substantially correct" victim's allegations against 3 priests, including Brother Godfrey AINSWORTH, Father Francis Ellul and Brother Regis SMITH. Commission hears Ellul, of North Balwyn, in 1973 forced female victim, aged 25, to strip in presbytery of St Clare's Catholic Church, Box Hill North, and parade in front of him while he masturbated. Commission told priest requested menstrual blood and that abuse led to depression causing victim to undergo shock treatment. Report describes payment as "near-record".

ELMER Brother Rex Ignatius, 53 (VIC, 1998). Melbourne Christian Brother and boarding master. Receives maximum 5 year jail sentence in Melbourne County Court after pleading guilty to 12 charges of indecently assaulting 12 boys, aged 7 to 11, between 1971 and 1976 at St Vincent's Christian Brothers children's home, South Melbourne. Court hears Elmer, of Brunswick, sexually touched boys under blankets or forced them to masturbate. Originally faced 61 child sex charges, including committing unlawful sexual intercourse and gross indecency, against 13 boys, aged 7 to 11. Judge says boys "helpless" since "nobody would believe" state wards and orphans. In 1999, victim support group claims one victim became male prostitute following Elmer's abuse and was dying of AIDS.

EVANS Brother Michael John, 54 (NSW, 1994). Wollongong Christian Brother and Catholic school principal. Found dead in car near Rockhampton, QLD, day after being charged on 1 count of indecently assaulting schoolboy, aged under 16, and accused of molesting other teenage students between 1982 and 1991 in church presbytery at West Wollongong, NSW. Police allege Evans, former principal at Edmund Rice Christian Brothers College, Wollongong, pinned 1 boy violently to bed with forearm before fondling his genitals. Charge arose from 1993 newspaper report alleging priest indecently assaulted at least 4 other boys in early 1980s. Full extent of Evans' abuses known in 1996 after investigations made during Justice James Wood's NSW Royal Commission into Pedophilia. Evans initially described as local celebrity who had weekly newspaper column and guest radio spots. For other accused or convicted Wollongong Catholic offenders, see Father Peter COMENSOLI, Brother William HOCKING, David JOHNSON, Father Brian KING, NAME SUPPRESSED 25 and Father John NESTOR. For other accused or convicted church offenders exposed during Wood Commission, see Robert "Dolly" DUNN, Brother Brian GORDON, Brother John LITTLER, NAME SUPPRESSED 14, Brother NAME SUPPRESSED 15 and Brother Francis RILEY. For another accused or convicted Edmund Rice Wollongong offender, see Brother William HOCKING. For other accused or convicted church offenders found dead in cars, see Peter BOHRSMANN, Brother John GLADWIN, Kevin GUY, Kevin LYNCH and Reverend Michael PAINTER.

FANGAAKE Toungo, 38 (VIC, 1999). Melbourne Pentecostal born again Christian, Tongan independent church preacher, youth group leader and Bible class teacher. Appears in Melbourne Magistrates Court charged with 1 count of manslaughter and 1 of recklessly causing serious injury following death of man, aged 32, in 1999 at Collingwood nightclub, Melbourne. Court hears Fangaake, of Altona North, punched victim in face at "The Club" causing him to fall down flight of stairs. For other VIC Pentecostalists accused or convicted of murder or manslaughter, see Mihai FIRULOVICI, Benjamin GOOSSENS and Leanne REICHENBACH. Also see Reginald ARTHURELL and John WASON.

FARRELL Reverend Alan Arthur, 46 (TAS, 1994). Hobart Anglican priest and rector. Receives 8 year jail sentence in Hobart Supreme Court after being convicted on 6 charges, including 4 counts of committing unlawful sexual intercourse, 1 of aggravated indecent assault and 1 of physical assault, against disabled male pensioner, aged 34, in 1994 while rector at All Saints Anglican church, South Hobart. Court hears Farrell, of South Hobart, tied up intoxicated pensioner before raping him 4 times in one night. Farrell then allegedly threw victim into street with hands still tied. Judge describes assaults as "violent acts of extreme depravity". Formerly Anglican priest at Mansfield, VIC, north of Melbourne. For other accused or convicted TAS Anglican offenders, see Reverend Louis DANIELS and Thomas HAMPSON.

FARRELL Brother Stephen Francis, 45 (VIC, 1997). Ballarat Christian Brother and primary school teacher. Receives suspended 1 year and 9 month jail sentence in Ballarat Magistrates Court after pleading guilty to 9 charges of indecently assaulting 2 boys, aged 9 and 10, between 1973 and 1974 while teacher at notorious ST ALIPIUS' Christian Brothers primary school, Ballarat East, VIC. Court hears Farrell, of North Balwyn, kissed genitals of one boy and fondled genitals of another boy while playing "chasey". Judge describes assaults as "repulsive and outrageous". For other accused or convicted St Alipius' Ballarat offenders, see Brother Robert BEST, Brother Edward DOWLAN, Brother FITZGERALD and Father Gerald RIDSDALE.

FASCIALE Father Nazareno, 69 (VIC, 1996). Melbourne Catholic priest. Dies of "acute coronary occlusion" 2 weeks before facing Sunshine Magistrates Court over 13 sex charges, including gross indecency and indecent assault, against 7 children, aged 9 to 14, from 1950s while parish priest at Ascot Vale, Brunswick East, Geelong, North Fitzroy, North Melbourne, Thornbury, Williamstown and Yarraville, VIC. Police allege Fasciale "could not deny" assaulting and fondling children, aged from 11, on picnics and after mass. Victim support group estimates number of victims in "dozens" and one victim describes Fasciale as "animal, criminal, pedophile ... yet priests and bishops gather at his funeral and say he was great priest". For other accused Catholic offenders who died before court hearings, see Father Jack GUBBELS, Brother Philip HALL, Father Daniel HOURIGAN, Brother Berchmans MOYNAHAN and Father John O'REGAN.

FEARON Colin Edwin, 60 (NSW, 1999). Sydney Catholic and Anglican school science teacher, aka John McGregor. Appears in Sydney Local Court charged with 17 child sex offences, including 8 counts of committing unlawful sexual intercourse, 4 of indecent assault, 3 of inducing indecent act and 2 of performing indecent act, against 3 boys, aged 15 to 17, between 1964 and 1974. Court hears Fearon, formerly of NZ, repeatedly raped one boy, aged 15, at St Aloysius' Catholic College, Sydney, and indecently assaulted another boy, aged 17, at Sydney Church of England Grammar School.

FENNELL Bryce Kingsley, 64 (SA, 1999). Mt Gambier church member. Receives 5 year jail sentence in SA Supreme Court after being convicted on 3 charges of committing unlawful sexual intercourse with intellectually-disabled male, aged 19, in 1998 at his Mt Gambier home, southeast of Adelaide. Court hears Fennell invited victim into house and performed oral and anal sex on him after victim knocked on door selling raffle tickets. Court told Fennell suffered from paraphilia or addiction to unusual sexual practices.

FERRARI Anthony John, 47 (NT, 2002). Darwin Faith Centre senior church member. Receives 2 year good behaviour bond with $750 surety after being found guilty in Darwin Court of common assault against fellow Christian. Court hears Ferrari, of Anula, committed assault on New Year's Eve following dispute with wife's former husband. Report describes Ferrari as keen churchgoer who wants to be pastor.

FIRULOVICI Mihai, 23 (VIC, 1997). Melbourne Pentecostal born again Christian, Assemblies of God charismatic church member and self-appointed prophet. Receives 3 year jail sentence in Melbourne Supreme Court after being found not guilty of murder but guilty of manslaughter over fatal stabbing of his mother, aged 53, in 1996 at her Collingwood flat, in Melbourne's inner east. Court hears Firulovici, of Collingwood, who attended Richmond Assemblies of God, stabbed his mother 40 times because God had wanted him to punish her for "unforgivable sin" of adultery. Court told Firulovici "religiously obsessed" man who claimed God called him to be prophet in vision. Judge says medical evidence indicated Firulovici mentally disturbed at time of killing. For other VIC Pentecostalists accused or convicted of murder or manslaughter, see Toungo FANGAAKE, Benjamin GOOSSENS and Leanne REICHENBACH. Also see Reginald ARTHURELL and John WASON.

FISHER Mark Geoffrey, 55 (NSW, 1997). Sydney Anglican church choirmaster and scoutmaster. Receives 18 month jail sentence in Parramatta District Court after pleading guilty to 11 child sex charges against 8 boys, aged 11 to 15, between 1969 and 1988 while Anglican church choirmaster and 1st Hunter's Hill scoutmaster in Sydney. Fisher, of Hunter's Hill, originally charged with 35 child sex offences.

FITZGERALD Brother (VIC, 1997). Ballarat Christian Brother. Victim support group reveals Fitzgerald allegedly indecently assaulted children at notorious ST ALIPIUS' Christian Brothers primary school, Ballarat East, VIC. Priest died 1970s. For other accused or convicted St Alipius' Ballarat offenders, see Brother Robert BEST, Brother Edward DOWLAN, Brother Stephen FARRELL and Father Gerald RIDSDALE. In 1996, report suggests Fitzgerald's victims among others who called for resignation of archbishop-delegate, George PELL, over alleged links with school.

FITZMAURICE Father Dominic, 62 (QLD, 1994). Brisbane Dominican Brother and primary school teacher, aka "The Groper". Catholic Church issues official apology on behalf of Fitzmaurice who was accused in 1994 of indecently assaulting girl, aged 12, in 1972 at St Martin's Girls Primary School, Karina, Brisbane. Church inquiry hears priest described as "dirty old man" with reputation for fondling girls' breasts which progressed to rape in victim's case. Dominican order agrees to pay half victim's counselling costs. Victim support group claims school's head sister warned students to stay away from Fitzmaurice in 1973. Priest dies 1975, aged 62.

FLANNAN Brother (VIC, 1998). Melbourne St John of God brother. Victim support group reveals Flannan allegedly committed child sex offences while serving with ST JOHN OF GOD order in Melbourne. Priest now deceased. For other accused or convicted Melbourne St John of God offenders, see Brother Bede DONNELLAN, Brother Killian HERBERT, Brother Eugene LEE, Brother Berchmans MOYNAHAN and Brother THEOPHANE.

FLORIS Adrian Cornelius, 56 (VIC, 2002). Melbourne Harvest Christian Church property manager and pastor's husband. Receives 2 year and 11 month jail sentence in VIC County Court after pleading guilty to 8 child sex charges, including sexual penetration and indecent assault, against male foster child, aged 13, in 1998 while property manager of Harvest Christian Church, Dingley, in Melbourne's south. Court hears Floris, of Mornington, assaulted boy in spa on Christmas Day and later told him abuse was "our little secret". In 1994, Floris received $2000 fine after pleading guilty to assaulting teenage girl. 2002 report describes Floris as "God-fearing".

FLYNN Father Leo, 83 (VIC, 2000). Melbourne Jesuit priest and parish priest, aka Father Mintie. Catholic Church makes confidential $30,000 payment to female flight attendant, aged 19, after church inquiry found Flynn, formerly of Richmond, sexually assaulted woman in 1973 at her Melbourne flat. Inquiry hears Flynn stalked woman for 3 years after assault occurred, resulting in traumatisation. Flynn known by parishioners as Father Mintie for handing out sweets to children in Melbourne, Adelaide and Brisbane parishes.

FOLLI Brother Michael Anthony, 55 (NSW, 2002). Sydney Marist Brother. Pleads guilty in Campbelltown Court to 8 charges of sexually assaulting 2 brothers, aged 12 to 15, between 1980 and 1983. Court hears brothers met Brother Folli through their Marist Brothers school at Auburn, in Sydney's west. Marist order agrees to pay one victim $90,000 and other child $75,000.

FORREST Alan Jason, 19 (SA, 2000). Clare Catholic church member. Receives suspended 6 month jail sentence and ordered to pay $325 compensation in SA District Court after pleading guilty to sacrilege. Court hears Forrest, described as "regular churchgoer", broke into Vine Catholic Christian Centre at Claire, north of Adelaide, in 1999 and stole tape deck and CD player. Court told police found stolen items in roof of Forrest's house.

FOSTER Brother Raymond "Celestine", 67 (QLD, 1999). Gladstone Marist Brother. Found hanged 1 day before facing extradition proceedings in Picton Local Court, southwest of Sydney, for 5 charges of indecently assaulting boy, aged 12, during early 1970s at Chanel Marist Brothers College, Gladstone, southeast of Rockhampton. Mackay detectives allege Foster, whose body was found hanging from sheet at Marist Brothers retirement home, Mittagong, southwest of Sydney, masturbated boy twice weekly over 4 year period. For another accused church offender found hanged before or during trial, see Stephen BROWN.

FRANCISCANS (VIC, 2000). AUS Catholic Church and AUS Franciscan order agree to pay sex abuse victim "near-record" $200,000 compensation after Church Commission into Sexual Abuse accepts as "substantially correct" victim's allegations against 3 priests, including Brother Godfrey AINSWORTH, Father Francis ELLUL and Brother Regis SMITH. Commission hears priests abused female victim, aged 25 and 34, in 1973 and 1982 in Melbourne, Box Hill and St Kilda and that nothing was done despite lodgment of complaint in 1975 with Melbourne Catholic Archbishop Sir Frank LITTLE. Report describes payment as "near-record". In 1999, Franciscan Province of Holy Spirit in AUS faced estimated $1m compensation bill over claims of sexual abuse by brothers.

FRICOT Denis, 40 (NSW, 2001). Sydney Catholic school discipline master. NSW Supreme Court orders Catholic Church to pay $2.5m compensation after Fricot, of QLD, is convicted on charges of physical assault and negligence involving caning of boy, aged 13, in 1984 at St John's Catholic College, Lakemba, in Sydney's west. Court hears punishment "unnecessary and excessive" and victim had been left with permanent hand injury causing loss of income. For another church offender convicted of assault with cane, see Simone CLARKSON. For another accused or convicted St John's Lakemba offender, see Alan WALTERS.

GANNON Father Desmond Laurence, 70 (VIC, 2000). Melbourne Catholic priest and Pastor Emeritus "Distinguished Pastor". Receives suspended 3 year jail sentence in Melbourne County Court after pleading guilty to 11 child sex charges, including indecent assault and gross indecency, against 4 boys, aged 11 to 14, between 1963 and 1976 at Alphington, Ashburton, Braybrook, East St Kilda and Macleod, VIC. Court hears Gannon, of Box Hill, engaged in mutual masturbation, acts of oral penetration and simulated intercourse with victims. Court told Gannon committed some offences while chaplain at Assumption Marist Brothers College, Kilmore, north of Melbourne, between 1969 and 1971. For other accused or convicted Assumption College Kilmore offenders, see Brother John DYSON, Brother Francis HESFORD and Father Terence PIDOTO.

GIACOBBE Father Joe (VIC, 2002). Melbourne Catholic priest and Doxa Youth Foundation founder, aka "the punting priest". Accused of exploiting problem gamblers after investigation reveals foundation owns and operates Melbourne's Clocks and Melbourne Central Tabaret venues from which 156 gambling machines earn Doxa $3.3m per year. Interchurch Gambling Taskforce says charity's dependence on pokies "morally unacceptable". Further investigations reveal Doxa also reaps profits from VIC weekly racing form guide Winning Post, established by Father Giacobbe in late 1980s, and Doxa's directors receive salaries of up to $250k.

GIBSON Robert, 62 (VIC, 2000). Melbourne Protestant church member. Receives 12 month good behaviour bond in Melbourne Magistrates Court after being convicted on 1 charge of stalking and 1 of breaking intervention order in Melbourne. Court hears Gibson, of Mt Waverley, stalked woman for 3 years after meeting her at Christian convention. Court told church elders asked Gibson to leave woman alone but offending continued.

GILSANEN Brother Terry Joseph, 45 (NSW, 2001). Sydney Marist Brother and Catholic school teacher. Receives maximum 3 year jail sentence in Campbelltown District Court after pleading guilty to 3 child sex charges, including 3 counts of gross indecency and 1 of committing unlawful sexual intercourse, against boy, aged 12, between 1987 and 1989 while assistant boarding master, trainee brother and teacher at St Gregory's College, Campbelltown, Sydney. Judge says Gilsanen exploited victim's vulnerability for own gratification.

GLADWIN Brother John, 65 (QLD, 1998). Brisbane Christian Brother. Found dead in car at Forest Park, north of Brisbane, while facing child sex charges, including committing unlawful sexual intercourse, against boy, aged 13, in mid-1960s. Sources claim Gladwin served with Christian Brothers at Gympie, north of Brisbane, between 1957 and 1962 and taught boys at St Columban's College, Brisbane, in mid-1970s. Victim support group says boy's life ruined from lack of education after being forced to leave school in Year 10 to avoid further abuse. For other accused or convicted church offenders found dead in cars, see Peter BOHRSMANN, Brother Michael EVANS, Kevin GUY, Kevin LYNCH, Reverend Michael PAINTER.

GLENNON Father Michael Charles, 46 (VIC, 1991). VIC Catholic priest, youth camp co-founder and karate expert. Receives 9 year jail sentence in VIC County Court after being convicted on 5 charges of indecently assaulting 3 boys and 1 girl, aged under 16, between 1979 and 1980 at Peaceful Hand youth camp, near Lancefield, north of Melbourne. Sparks one of VIC's longest legal battles, with 12 court appearances. In 1995, report lists Glennon as one of state's worst pedophiles. In 1987, radio personality Derryn Hinch receives 12 day jail sentence for contempt of court after broadcasting Glennon's prior charges during trial. Charges included: 1985: charged with committing unlawful sexual intercourse and indecent assault against 6 children, aged 12 to 16, between 1977 and 1980; 1984: charged with physically assaulting 1 boy, aged 11, and committing unlawful sexual intercourse with another boy, aged 13, while at youth camp; 1978: received 2 year jail sentence for indecently assaulting girl, aged 10, in car at youth camp.

GOODWOOD (SA, 1998). St Vincent de Paul's Sisters of Mercy children's home, Adelaide. House of Commons orders AUS inquiry after British Child Migrant Welfare Committee hears "Sisters without Mercy" allegedly abused British child migrants emotionally, physically and sexually at ALBURY, NSW, Goodwood, SA, and NEERKOL, QLD. SA investigations reveal Goodwood residents flogged, half starved, humiliated and kept in solitary confinement by nuns. Also investigated by Channel 9's Sixty Minutes and AUS newspapers in 1997.

GOOSSENS Benjamin, 26 (VIC, 1997). Bendigo Pentecostal born again Christian. Receives order to be confined to psychiatric institute indefinitely in Melbourne Magistrates Court after pleading not guilty by reason of mental illness to murdering his mother, aged 58, in 1997 at mother's Bendigo home, north of Melbourne. Court hears Goossens, of Bendigo, bludgeoned mother to death with hammer in belief God would reveal himself. Court told Goossens, who was diagnosed with schizophrenia in 1987, believed angels spoke to him from television while watching cricket. For other VIC Pentecostalists accused or convicted of murder or manslaughter, see Toungo FANGAAKE, Mihai FIRULOVICI and Leanne REICHENBACH. Also see Reginald ARTHURELL and John WASON.

GORDON Brother Brian Robert, 56 (NSW, 1998). Sydney Marist Brother, Catholic primary school teacher and Brisbane Catholic Education deputy director. Receives minimum 12 month jail sentence in Sydney District Court after being convicted on 8 child sex charges, including 6 counts of indecent assault and 2 of performing indecent act, against 4 boys, aged 10 to 12, between 1969 and 1972 while teacher at St Mary's Marist Brothers primary school, Dundas, Sydney. Court hears Gordon, of Yeronga, gave one victim penance of "three Hail Marys" after committing assaults. Full extent of Gordon's abuses known in 1996 after investigations made during Justice James Wood's NSW Royal Commission into Pedophilia. Originally faced 15 child sex charges. For other accused or convicted church offenders exposed during Wood Commission, see Robert "Dolly" DUNN, Brother Michael EVANS, Brother John LITTLER, NAME SUPPRESSED 14, Brother NAME SUPPRESSED 15 and Brother Francis RILEY.

GOSS Father Gerald, 74 (VIC, 1993). Melbourne Redemptorist priest. Victim support group reveals Goss allegedly indecently assaulted 3 girls, aged from 12, between 1970s and early 1990s in Melbourne. Priest now deceased. For other accused or convicted VIC Redemptorist offenders, see Father Desmond BROWN and Father John O'CALLAGHAN.

GRAHAM Andrew Langley, 50 (NSW, 1998). Sydney Catholic primary school teacher. Receives 12 month jail sentence in Campbelltown District Court after pleading guilty to 6 child sex charges, including 5 counts of indecent assault and 1 of committing unlawful sexual intercourse, against boy, aged 10, over 4 year period between 1979 and 1983 while teacher at St Mary's primary school, Campbelltown. Court hears Graham, of Camden, masturbated boy at least 30 times before marrying victim's mother in 1984. Judge says Graham took advantage of position as teacher and family friend to seek sexual gratification.

GRAHAM Penelope Jane, 27 (VIC, 1997). Melbourne Pentecostal born again Christian, independent church member and self-appointed exorcist. Receives 18 month good behaviour bond and fined $250 in Ballarat Magistrates Court after pleading guilty to 10 charges, including reckless conduct endangering serious injury, dangerous driving, speeding, resisting arrest and assaulting police, involving 2 sons, aged 3 and 22 months, in 1999 at Melton and Ballarat, VIC. Court hears Graham, of Thornbury, believing sons possessed by evil spirits, performed bizarre nude exorcism at Melton with 2 naked accomplices before being approached by police. Ensuing car chase involved speeds of up to 140 kph along highway to Ballarat. Judge orders Graham to undergo psychiatric tests. For other accused or convicted exorcism-related offenders, see Matalena AMETE, Father John DEMETRIE, David KLINGNER, William McGARRITY, NAME SUPPRESSED 16, Leanne REICHENBACH, Ralph VOLLMER and Patrick WOODLEY.

GREALY Brother Thomas "Augustine", 68 (NSW, 1997). Sydney Patrician Brother and Catholic primary school principal. Receives maximum 7 year jail sentence in Liverpool District Court after pleading guilty to 5 child sex charges, including 4 counts of indecent assault and 1 of committing unlawful sexual intercourse, against boy, aged 9, during 1970s at Granville Patrician children's home, Sydney. Court hears Grealy covered statue of Virgin Mary with black raincoat before molesting boy in his office. Court also told priest "molested numerous boys quite openly" at school.

GRIFFITH Reverend Eric William, 50 (ACT, 1992). Canberra Anglican priest. Receives 18 month jail sentence in Grafton District Court after pleading guilty to 7 child sex charges, including 4 counts of gross indecency and 3 of indecent assault, against choirboy, aged 14, in 1990 while holidaying at Bellingen, near Coffs Harbour, on NSW's northern coast. Court hears Griffith, of Canberra, gave boy gifts and took him on trips. Judge says incidents constituted "gross breach of trust". For other accused or convicted Canberra Anglican offenders, see Reverend John AITCHISON, Bishop George BROWNING, Bishop Owen DOWLING and NAME SUPPRESSED 23.

GRIGGS Eric John (SA, 1996). Adelaide Jehovah's Witness church elder. Convicted in Adelaide Supreme Court of deliberately committing fraud in 1988 while chairman and elder of Jehovah's Witness church in Adelaide. Court hears Griggs, who had belonged to church for 35 years, used 3 church halls, including Crafers Kingdom Hall, in Adelaide Hills, as partial security on $500,000 personal loan which blew out to $800,000. Court told scheme came unstuck when finance company threatened to sell church properties after Griggs unable to meet loan repayments.

GUBBELS Father Jack, 49 (VIC, 1995). Melbourne Catholic priest. Allegedly commits suicide hours after being interviewed by Melbourne detectives investigating claims of child abuse against him. Report says Gubbels' body found in his Gold Coast home, QLD. For other accused Catholic offenders who died before court hearings, see Nazareno FASCIALE, Brother Philip HALL, Father Daniel HOURIGAN, Brother Berchmans MOYNAHAN and Father John O'REGAN.

GUNN James Richard, 51 (VIC, 1995). VIC Catholic primary school teacher and principal. Receives 3 year jail sentence in VIC County Court after pleading guilty to 11 child sex charges, including 6 counts of committing unlawful sexual intercourse and 5 of indecent assault, against 2 boys, aged 10 to 12, between 1987 and 1989 at school camps and other places in northwest VIC. Court hears Gunn even abused students while parents in house. Judge describes Gunn's behaviour as "abhorrent and repulsive" and that he had "devastated" victims' families as well as his own family of 7 children, aged 8 to 20. Victim shouts "I'll see you in hell" as Gunn led from court and victim's mother outside court describes case as "every parent's nightmare". In 1996, Gunn receives additional 5 year and 6 month jail sentence after being convicted on further sex charges against 8 boys, aged under 16, from various Catholic schools in Gippsland, southeast VIC.

GUY Kevin George, 39 (QLD, 2001). Toowoomba Anglican preparatory school senior boarding master. Toowoomba Supreme Court orders QLD Anglican Church pay record $834,800 compensation to sex abuse victim after jury finds Brisbane diocese failed in its duty of care to girl, aged 12, in 1990 at Toowoomba Anglican Preparatory school. Court hears Guy, 39, formerly of Toowoomba, was charged with up to 30 sex counts against victim but committed suicide in December 1990 on day of court appearance. Victim support groups accuse AUS Governor-General and former Brisbane Anglican archbishop Peter HOLLINGWORTH of failing to act on allegations, of hiding behind lawyers, and of covering up sexual abuse of 20 girls at school which was then under his control. For other accused or convicted church offenders linked to Gov-Gen Peter HOLLINGWORTH, see Reverend John ELLIOTT, Kevin LYNCH, Canon Ross McAULEY, Bishop Donald SHEARMAN and William WHITELOCK.

HAILSTONE Father Robert "Bob" (QLD, 1998). Adelaide Catholic priest and QLD Criminal Justice Commission division director. (NB: CJC set up to investigate official corruption in QLD.) Accused in Federal Parliament of having sex with young Asian boys. In May 1998, NSW Liberal Senator Bill Heffernan reads out letter from Qantas steward Phillip Wood, 48, alleging that, in June 1996, Hailstone told 14 Sunday lunch guests, including Wood, that he had sex with boys while holidaying in Thailand. On 8 November, 1996, Wood sent letter to solicitor explaining how Hailstone had threatened him after Wood accused priest at lunch of being "church-going pedophile" who ought to be exposed in media. Two days later, Wood found dead at Brisbane home. Parliament hears that, in November 1997, police pedophile task force raided Hailstone's Bardon, QLD, home and took possession of "great deal" of obscene material. On 7 May 1998, Hailstone resigns from CJC while retaining official listing as Adelaide diocesan priest. Parliament told Hailstone resigned "rather than face disciplinary charges" and Sr Heffernan recommends investigation into priest's involvement with CJC.

HALL Brother Philip Stanley "Malcolm", 73 (VIC, 1998). Warragul Marist Brother. Dies of "probable heart attack" after being charged with multiple child sex offences, including indecent assault and digital penetration, against girls and boys, aged 9 to 16, during 1960s at Warragul parish, southeast of Melbourne. Police hear Hall locked one victim in classroom during lunch recess before fondling his genitals and anus for about 20 minutes on "at least 40 occasions". Death notice from "silent many" says Hall "never forgotten". For other accused Catholic offenders who died before court hearings, see Father Nazareno FASCIALE, Father Jack GUBBELS, Father Daniel HOURIGAN, Brother Berchmans MOYNAHAN and Father John O'REGAN.

HALLETT Brother John Francis, 45 (NT, 1995). NT Christian Brother and Catholic school principal. Receives 5 year jail sentence in Darwin Supreme Court after being convicted on 2 charges of gross indecency against 2 Aboriginal boys, aged under 16, in 1992 while principal at Xavier Catholic College, Bathurst Island, north of Darwin. Police claim investigations into Hallett, who was arrested on Gold Coast, was one of AUS largest sexual assault investigations with more than 100 children, aged 8 to 15, interviewed over between 200 and 400 sexual abuse allegations. Hallett originally charged in 1994 with 26 child sex offences against 35 Aboriginal children, aged 8 to 15.

HALN Reverend Young Key, 47 (QLD, 2002). Gold Coast Presbyterian minister. Receives 8 year jail sentence after being found guilty in Brisbane District Court of rape, digital rape and indecent dealing with girl, aged 14, in 2000 at Nerang, south of Brisbane. Court hears Haln, who ran farm where visiting Korean Christians could work, seduced girl after offering to teach her English.

HAMPSON Thomas, 27 (TAS, 2001). Davenport Anglican church member and Bible study group member. Receives suspended 2 year jail sentence in TAS County Court after pleading guilty to causing $200,000 damage in 2001 to St Paul's Anglican Church at East Davenport. Court hears Hampson, of East Davenport, set fire to church after falling out with Bible study group member. Judge describes church's influence on Hampson at time of offence as "similar to that of cult leaders". For other accused or convicted TAS Anglican offenders, see Reverend Louis DANIELS and Reverend Alan FARRELL.

HANSEN Wolfgang Ulrich, 30 (VIC, 1999). Melbourne trainee preacher, aka Odin Roth and Troy Colin Brent Hansen. Pleads guilty in Melbourne County Court to defrauding Commonwealth of more than $38,000 between 1994 and 1998 in VIC and QLD. Court hears Hansen, of Kyneton VIC, used false names and posed as deaf mute to claim social security payments to purchase motorcycle parts for Christian evangelical ministry and to "pursue and follow God's calling" for Bible studies and charity work.

HARDY Christopher Mark, 47 (VIC, 2002). Melbourne churchgoer and photographer. Receives 3 year jail sentence in Melbourne Magistrates Court after pleading guilty to 8 charges of producing child pornography and indecent acts with children under 16. Court hears Hardy, of Pascoe Vale South in Melbourne's north, approached girls he met through local church with offer of creating modelling portfolios for them. Court told in 2000 Hardy photographed girls, aged 12 to 13, in suggestive poses and posted photographs of 3 victims on Internet.

HARDY Phillip John, 41 (NSW, 1995). Sydney trainee Marist Brothers priest and Catholic high school teacher. Receives maximum 11 year jail sentence in NSW District Court after pleading guilty to 13 child sex charges, including 11 counts of indecent assault, 1 of committing unlawful sexual intercourse and 1 of attempting unlawful sexual intercourse, against boy, aged 8, over 8 year period between 1978 and 1986. Court hears Hardy, who taught at Marist Brothers primary school, Eastwood, fondled and performed oral sex on victim at boy's home, in school attic, on bus trip and in his Meadowbank flat. Judge says Hardy behaved in "monstrous way". Also fondled boy in 1986 at Geelong retreat, VIC.

HARTCHER Father Guy Norman, 47 (NSW, 1994). NSW and SA Catholic priest, school teacher, seminary rector and Vincentian brother. Appears in Sydney Local Court charged with 10 counts of indecently assaulting boy, aged 11 to 13, between 1973 and 1975 at St Stanislaus College, Bathurst, west of Sydney. Court hears Hartcher, following assaults, was transferred to Vincentian establishments overseas before returning in early 1990s to take up position as rector of Rostrevor Catholic Seminary, Adelaide. In 1994, investigation reveals SA Vincentian order paid $40,000 out-of-court settlement to another victim who was allegedly abused by Hartcher when boy, aged 14. Newspaper says order made payment without admitting any liability or offering any apology to victim.

HAWKINS Reverend Garth (TAS, 2002). Anglican priest and former Church of England Boys Society (CEBS) chief commissioner. Found guilty by Anglican Church tribunal of child sex offences. For other accused or convicted CEBS offenders, see Reverend Louis DANIELS and Reverend John ELLIOTT.

HAZELDINE Phillip, 55 (VIC, 2002). Gippsland former Anglican school teacher. Receives 18 month jail sentence in Melbourne Magistrates Court after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting 5 school students between 1977 and 1981 while teacher at Gippsland Grammar, Sale. Court hears Hazeldine, of Buninyong, west of Melbourne, often touch young boys when he was alone in their company and that victims were students in grades 3 to 6.

HERBERT Brother Killian (VIC, 1998). Melbourne St John of God brother and order's AUS founder. Victim support group reveals Herbert allegedly committed sex offences while serving with ST JOHN OF GOD order in Melbourne. Priest now deceased. For other accused or convicted Melbourne St John of God offenders, see Brother Bede DONNELLAN, Brother FLANNAN, Brother Eugene LEE, Brother Berchmans MOYNAHAN and Brother THEOPHANE.

HESFORD Brother Francis, 83 (VIC, 1997). Kilmore Marist Brother. Receives 12 month good behaviour bond in Melbourne Magistrates Court after pleading guilty to indecently assaulting 2 girls, aged 9 and 12, in 1970 at Assumption Marist Brothers College, Kilmore, north of Melbourne. Court hears Hesford, of Churchlands, WA, forced victim to fondle his genitals while swimming in Assumption College pool. For other accused or convicted Assumption College Kilmore offenders, see Brother John DYSON, Father Desmond GANNON and Father Terence PIDOTO.

HEWITT Father Edward Patrick, 50 (WA, 1996). Perth Catholic priest. Fined $1000 in WA District Court after pleading guilty to wilful exposure against 2 boys, both aged 13, at park near Maddington Catholic church, Perth. Court hears Hewitt, of Maddington, stood naked at gate of his home as children walked to school. Parishioners reportedly upset after seeing priest deliver Easter sermon days after pleading guilty in court - especially after learning priest fined $200 for similar offence at different parish in 1986.

HOCKING Brother William "Bill", 48 (NSW, 1992). Wollongong Christian Brother and youth counsellor. Receives 150 hour community-based order in Wollongong Local Court after pleading guilty to 1 charge of aggravated indecent assault against schoolboy resident, aged 14, in 1992 at Eddy's Place youth refuge, Mt Keira, south of Sydney. Court hears Hocking ran refuge for homeless children and worked as youth counsellor at Edmund Rice Christian Brothers College, Wollongong. For other accused or convicted Wollongong Catholic offenders, see Father Peter COMENSOLI, Brother Michael EVANS, David JOHNSON, Father Brian KING, NAME SUPPRESSED 25 and Father John NESTOR. For another accused or convicted Edmund Rice Wollongong offender, see Brother Michael EVANS.

HOLLINGWORTH Dr Peter John, 67 (QLD, 2002). AUS Governor-General (2001+), former Brisbane Anglican archbishop (1989-2001), 1992 Australian of Year, Kids First Foundation member and patron of Plan Australia, Barnardo's, Open Plan and National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect, aka Father Hollywood. Sacked from aforementioned child group committees, banned by Australian teacher's union from visiting public schools, and pressured publicly and politically to resign as GG, "Australia's highest office", over his handling of at least 6 separate sex abuse cases while archbishop of Brisbane Anglican Church. Allegations include Hollingworth, of Yarralumla, Canberra: 1: appointed convicted QLD pedophile priest Reverend John ELLIOTT as rector of 2 Brisbane parishes; 2: failed to act on child sex abuse allegations against Toowoomba Anglican preparatory school boarding master, Kevin GUY; 3: authorised secret cash settlements to hush up sex abuse evidence against Brisbane Anglican school counsellor, Kevin LYNCH; 4: appointed Brisbane senior priest Canon Ross McAULEY, himself the subject of abuse allegations, to QLD Church Sexual Abuse Committee; 5: failed to act on child sex abuse allegations against former Rockhampton Anglican bishop, Donald SHEARMAN; 6: failed to act on child sex abuse allegations against Churchie East Brisbane Anglican Grammar school gymnastics coach, William WHITELOCK. (For other accused or convicted Churchie offenders, see NAME SUPPRESSED 37, NAME SUPPRESSED 40 and Reverend Robert SHARWOOD.) Hollingworth, who earns $310,000 pa as GG, criticised for being "unlike Jesus ... on side of lawyers and insurers instead of on side of victims". Hollingworth also slammed for implying on national television that schoolgirl victim, aged 14, seduced priest and not other way around. Report notes one of Hollingworth's most openly supportive senior Anglican figures, Bishop George BROWNING, was embroiled in controversy over sexual misconduct with parishioner.

HOLMES Garry William, 48 (WA, 1993). Perth Pentecostal born again Christian, New Day Ministries elder, Rhema Family Church missionary and former Jesus People mission director. Receives 4 year and 6 month jail sentence in WA District Court after pleading guilty to 30 child sex charges, including 29 counts of indecent assault and 1 of indecent dealing, against boy, aged 13, over 3 year period between 1983 and 1986 while elder of New Day Ministries. Court hears Holmes, of Rivervale, Perth, masturbated boy after inviting him to spend nights at presbytery. Also worked as Jesus People mission director in Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, and with Aboriginal communities in WA, QLD and NSW.

HOOPMAN Pastor David Bertrand, 73 (QLD, 2002). Toowoomba Lutheran pastor, student counsellor and school chaplain. Appears in Brisbane District Court on 6 charges of indecent dealing with girl, aged under 16, while student counsellor and school chaplain at Concordia Memorial College between 1979 and 1981. Court hears Hoopman assaulted victim in school library and other places and once told girl it was best if no one knew about it "except God, him and her".

HOPKINS Ronald William, 63 (SA, 1999). SA trainee Christian Brother and Catholic school principal. Receives 2 year jail sentence in Adelaide District Court after pleading guilty to 6 child sex charges, including 6 counts of committing unlawful sexual intercourse and 1 of indecent assault, against boy, aged 13, in 1997 at Hopkins' shop in SA.

HORE Peter, 40 (NSW, 2001). Sydney self-proclaimed Messiah, aka "Australia's best-known serial pest". Appears in Sydney Local Court charged with invading Sydney Cricket Ground as part of 4 year campaign of disruption that included jumping in front of Olympic marathon, Sydney, disrupting fashion show, Brisbane, and interrupting Australian Open, Melbourne. Hore, of Glebe, tells court his reason for disruptions is "I am second coming of Christ".

HORNE Raymond Kenneth, 49 (QLD, 1996). Brisbane City Mission volunteer worker. Receives 12 year jail sentence in Brisbane District Court after being convicted on 14 child sex charges, including 9 counts of indecent dealing, 3 of committing unlawful sexual intercourse, 1 of maintaining sexual relationship with minor and 1 of taking indecent photographs, against 2 boys, aged 13 and 15, between February and April, 1995. Court hears Horne, of New Farm, preyed on street kids and molested them in his flat.

HORSHAM PARISH (VIC, 1998). Western Districts Catholic diocese. Victim support group reveals parish covering VIC's far west had been served by at least 4 alleged or convicted pedophile priests since early 1950s. See Monsignor John DAY (c1950), Father Leonard MONK (c1959), Father Sydney MOREY (c1967) and Father Gerald RIDSDALE (1986-8). For other accused or convicted Western Districts Catholic offenders, see Father Thomas BROPHY, Father Bryan COFFEY, Father Peter COLLEY and Father John O'CONNOR. For another battered VIC parish, see DOVETON PARISH.

HOSKIN Brian Norman, 47 (VIC, 1993). Melbourne Catholic church member, "special church minister" and accountant. Receives 8 year jail sentence in Melbourne County Court after pleading guilty to 22 charges of stealing total $1.6 million between 1987 and 1991 from unsuspecting clients in Melbourne. Court hears Hoskin, of Sunshine, in Melbourne's north, described as "devout Catholic", "special church minister" and "pillar of community" who used screen of respectability to swindle clients whose money he was supposed to invest. Court told Hoskin stripped widows and elderly of life savings and used some money to set up stud farm with more than 50 horses.

HOURIGAN Father Daniel, 65 (VIC, 1995). Sale Catholic priest. Commits suicide allegedly by drug overdose 3 days after being charged with child sex offences. Reports claim body found in priest's Sale home, southwest of Melbourne. For other accused Catholic offenders who died before court hearings, see Father Nazareno FASCIALE, Father Jack GUBBELS, Brother Philip HALL, Brother Berchmans MOYNAHAN and Father John O'REGAN.

HOUSTON Brother William Stuart, 60 (VIC, 2001). Geelong Christian Brother. Appears in Geelong Magistrates Court charged with 3 child sex offences, including 2 counts of indecent assault and 1 of committing unlawful sexual intercourse, against boy, aged under 16, during 1960s at St Augustine's Christian Brothers children's home, Geelong, VIC. Houston, of Frankston, originally faced 14 child sex charges. For another accused or convicted St Augustine's Geelong offender, see Brother John JORDAN.

HOWARTH Father Kevin, 59 (VIC, 1996). Sandhurst Catholic priest. Receives 6 month intensive correction order and fined $2000 in Wangaratta Magistrates Court after pleading guilty to 5 charges of indecently assaulting 2 sisters, aged 8 and 11, during early 1980s while Corryong parish priest in Sandhurst diocese, northeast VIC. Court hears Howarth, of Bendigo, assaulted victims at church, in his home and at local swimming pool and once used girl's hand to rub penis in back seat of car while talking to parents in front. Judge describes assaults as "horrendous". Priest also served at Chiltern and Wodonga parishes, VIC. For other accused or convicted Sandhurst Catholic offenders, see Mark DEAN, Father John STOCKDALE and Father John TREACY.

JACKSON George Arthur, 65 (QLD, 2002). Ipswich Uniting Church elder and Sunday school teacher. Receives 4 year suspended jail sentence in Ipswich District Court after pleading guilty to 14 charges of indecent dealing against girl, aged 8, over 8 year period between 1979 and 1987. Court hears defendant had been victim's Sunday school teacher and molestation had progressed from touching to showing child pornographic movies and sexual contact.

JAMIESON Keith, 47 (NSW, 1998). Newcastle Pentecostal born again Christian, youth group worker and Assemblies of God charismatic church member. Convicted in Newcastle District Court on 16 sex charges against young men, aged 10 to 17, between 1981 and 1996 while helping with Newcastle Assemblies of God youth group. Court hears Jamieson, of Newcastle, befriended young men and abused them after building up trust. Judge says Jamieson acted out desires in predatory way. For another accused or convicted Newcastle Pentecostalist offender, see Morris WILCOX.

JENSEN Archbishop Peter (NSW, 2001). Sydney Anglican archbishop. Newly-elected archbishop takes up residence at Anglican Church's "Bishopscourt" mansion at exclusive Darling Point. In 2001, report says 144 year old rambling sandstone mansion, in Greenoaks Avenue, valued at $15 million and that property part of diocese's "considerable real estate portfolio". For another Anglican archbishop whose residence may be described as "criminally expensive", see Peter WATERS.

JOHNSON David Russell, 44 (NSW, 1997). Wollongong Catholic school teacher and primary school principal. Appears in Wollongong Local Court charged with 8 child sex offences, including 5 counts of indecent assault and 3 of inciting act of indecent assault, against 2 girls, aged 12, and 3 boys, aged under 16, between 1976 and 1981. Court hears Johnson, former principal of St Paul's primary school, Moss Vale, molested victims in Wollongong, Sydney and Lightning Ridge, NSW. Report says Catholic Church "shocked" by Johnson's arrest and that 100s of children in 3 schools were offered counselling. For other accused or convicted Wollongong Catholic offenders, see Father Peter COMENSOLI, Brother Michael EVANS, Brother William HOCKING, Father Brian KING, NAME SUPPRESSED 25 and Father John NESTOR.

JONES Ernest Anthony, 61 (NSW, 1996). Armidale Catholic school teacher. Receives 3 year good behaviour bond in Armidale Local Court after being convicted on 5 charges of indecent assault against schoolboy, aged 13, in 1972 while teacher at De La Salle College, Armidale, north of Sydney. Court hears Jones, of Cronulla, told boy abuse should be put down as "life experience".

JONES Richard James, 24 (NSW, 1995). Orange Pentecostal pastor's son and Apostolic Church member. Receives 200 hour community service order and has driver's licence disqualified for 18 months in Burwood Local Court after pleading guilty to drink driving and causing injury in 1995. Court hears Jones, of Leumeah, southwest of Sydney, drank beer at football match before driving car through red light and crashing into another vehicle putting 2 people in hospital. Court told Jones' father was Apostolic Church pastor at Orange, central NSW. For another accused or convicted churchleader's son, see TobyBLACKLER and Joseph SCRUTTON. For another accused or convicted Orange church offender, see Ronald MILLS, Malcolm "Happy Harry" REID and Brother Robert NELSON.

JORDAN Brother John Joseph "Fabian", 69 (VIC, 1999). Geelong Christian Brother and boarding master. Receives 12 month good behaviour bond in Melbourne County Court after pleading guilty to charge of indecently assaulting boy, aged 13, between 1961 and 1963 at St Augustine's Christian Brothers children's home, Geelong, VIC. Court hears Jordan, of Valley View, SA, indulged in mutual masturbation with 1 victim while another claimed Jordan said victim's life "would not be worth living" if he reported assaults. In 1997, Jordan originally faced 74 child sex charges, including committing unlawful sexual intercourse and gross indecency, against 3 boys, aged 10 to 13, between 1960 and 1963 at St Augustine's. For another accused or convicted St Augustine's Geelong offender, see Brother William HOUSTON.

KAMM William, 52 (NSW, 2002). Nowra Order of St Charbel or Marian Workers of Atonement cult leader and self-proclaimed prophet, aka "Petrus Romanus" or "Little Pebble". Ordered to appear in Nowra Local Court to face 6 child sex charges, including 4 counts of aggravated sexual assault, 1 of aggravated indecent assault and 1 of aggravated act of indecency, following police raid of cult's 15-hectare property near Nowra, south of Wollongong. Also in 2002, Kamm denounced as "imposter" by AUS Catholic Church after 4-year investigation involving Vatican reveals Kamm's teachings were "false, harmful and contrary to Catholic Church" and that his sect had caused family breakdowns. Kamm, who claimed to communicate directly with Virgin Mary, falsely and publicly prophesied in 1984 that Sydney would be hit by an atomic bomb, that Wollongong would be levelled (1986), that Adelaide would be annihilated (1986), and that Pope John II would announce Kamm as his successor (1987). In last public prediction (2002), Kamm predicted end of world at Easter 2004. For another Christian doomsday cult leader or false prophet, see David KRISS.

KAY Stephen, 56 (QLD, 1996). Brisbane Mormon school teacher, scoutmaster and Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints member. Receives 15 month jail sentence in Brisbane District Court after pleading guilty to 5 child sex charges, including 3 counts of indecent treatment and 2 of indecent dealing, against 3 school students, aged under 12, in 1993 while teacher at southside Brisbane school. Court hears Kay assaulted boys on school premises. Also receives additional 6 month sentence in 1996 for indecent assault of boy, aged under 16, in 1993 at boy scout camp, QLD.

KEANEY Brother Francis Paul (WA, 2001). WA Christian Brother, discipline master and children's home superintendent. Senate committee report tabled in WA parliament calls for Keaney to have Order of British Empire he received in 1953 to be stripped posthumously after investigations reveal child migrants suffered sexual, physical and mental abuse in CHRISTIAN BROTHERS homes at BINDOON, CASTLEDARE, CLONTARF and TARDUN, WA. Report says Keaney, who founded BINDOON in 1948, described as "Hitler" and "wont to flog, punch and vilify boys under his care". Keaney dies 1954. In 2000, Keaney's bronze statue at Bindoon had head sawn off and placed on doorstep of Christian Brothers province leader, Brother Tony Shanahan, who suggested culprit was former student with grudge against "brutal things they say he did". For other accused or convicted WA Christian Brothers offenders, see Brother Gerard DICK, Brother William MARCHANT and Brother Lawrence MURPHY.

KEATING Brother Frank Terrence "Ibar", 57 (QLD, 2000). Brisbane and Melbourne De La Salle Brother. Pleads guilty in Brisbane District Court to indecently assaulting boy, aged 14, between 1984 and 1985 at De La Salle College, Scarborough, in Brisbane's north. Court hears Keating, of Ferntree Gully, VIC, hugged boy and touched boy's genitals through his clothing. In 1998, Keating receives 3 year jail sentence in Melbourne County Court after pleading guilty to 21 charges of indecently assaulting 12 boys, aged 12 to 13, between 1972 and 1978 at De La Salle College, Malvern, Melbourne. Court hears Keating put his hand inside students' pants and interfered with their genitals in classrooms, changing rooms, camps and victims' homes. Allegedly bribed victims with money or gifts to silence them. Judge says Keating had performed "gross breach of trust" by fondling students. In 2000, Keating also ordered to pay victim $15,000 compensation. For another accused or convicted Melbourne De La Salle offender, see Brother Fintan DWYER.

KEHOE Michael, 50 (QLD, 1993). Brisbane Catholic school teacher. Fined $1500 under Customs Act in Brisbane Magistrates Court after being convicted on 3 charges, including 1 count of importing child pornography, 1 of possessing child pornography and 1 of owning two riding crops containing concealed blades, in 1989. Court views explicit photographs depicting Kehoe, of Holland Park, Brisbane, having sex with girl, aged 11, while on holidays in Philippines. Court told AUS Customs found New School Action Girls, Boys Number 6 and Animal Bizarre 3 magazines in Kehoe's home. Also in 1993, Kehoe sacked from job as religious education teacher at Clairvaux MacKillop Catholic College, Mt Gravatt, Brisbane.

KELEHER Father Terence Thomas, 62 (QLD, 2000). Brisbane Catholic priest. Receives 2 year and 6 month jail sentence in Brisbane District Court after pleading guilty to 2 charges of indecent dealing with girl, aged 9, between January and June, 1977, while Brisbane Catholic priest. Court hears Keleher performed oral sex and digital penetration on girl at her Carina Heights home while intellectually disabled mother, who had mental capacity of 16 year old, begged him to stop. Judge describes assaults as "particularly revolting".

KING Father Brian James, 48 (VIC, 1996). Wollongong West Catholic priest. Receives 16 month jail sentence in Wollongong Local Court after pleading guilty to 75 charges of having fraudulently misappropriated $31,976 between 1991 and 1992 from Wollongong Catholic Diocese Development Fund in NSW. Court hears King, of Bondi, gambled away most of money and used remainder to fund 1991 overseas holiday and pay off car repayments and mounting credit card bills. Judge says King destroyed trust church and parishioners placed in him. For other accused or convicted Wollongong Catholic offenders, see Father Peter COMENSOLI, Brother Michael EVANS, Brother William HOCKING, David JOHNSON, NAME SUPPRESSED 25 and Father John NESTOR.

KING Reverend Gordon Virgo, 70 (QLD, 1994). Cairns Anglican priest. Receives 4 year jail sentence in Townsville District Court after being convicted on child sex charges, including committing unlawful sexual intercourse and indecent dealing, against boys, aged under 16, in 1994 at Anglican youth drop-in centre, Cairns, QLD. In 1993, received 12 month jail sentence after being convicted on charge of gross indecency against young man between 1962 and 1963. Also, in 1956, received 12 month jail sentence after being convicted in Perth court on 4 charges of indecent dealing with boy, aged 14, in WA.

KISS Father Vincent Keirin, 70 (NSW, 2002). NSW & VIC Catholic "society" priest. Receives 10 year and 6 month jail sentence in NSW District Court after pleading guilty to 10 counts of indecent assault and 3 of buggery against 4 boys, aged 13 to 17, between 1966 and 1973 in Sydney, Albury and Yass. Court hears offences committed while Kiss curate at North Albury, NSW, and priest and youth director at Wagga Wagga Catholic parish. Court told victims members of Young Christian Students' association. In 1993, Kiss receives maximum 8 year jail sentence in Melbourne County Court after pleading guilty to 7 charges of stealing total $1.8m between 1984 and 1990 from ANZ charity trust in Melbourne. Court hears Kiss, of South Melbourne, described as "society priest" who spent vast sums on real estate, renovations, overseas trips, chauffeur driven limousines and meals at top Melbourne restaurants. Also owned villa in Philippines. For other accused or convicted high-living VIC offenders, see Reverend Tim LANGLEY and Father John STOCKDALE.

KITCHINGHAM Reverend Allan, 69 (NSW, 2002). Hunter Valley Anglican priest. Receives 2 year and 9 month jail sentence after pleading guilty in Newcastle District Court to 5 counts of indecent assault against boy, aged 13, in 1975 at North Coast Children's Home, Lismore. Victim, who described ruling as "joke", claims priest assaulted him "several times a week for a year" and that church officials put him on bus to Kings Cross after complaints made. For another accused or convicted Hunter Valley Anglican church offender, see Reverend Robert ELLMORE.

KLEP Father Francis, 51 (VIC, 1994). Sunbury Catholic priest and Salesian Brother. Receives 9 month intensive correction order in Melbourne County Court after being convicted on 4 charges of indecently assaulting 2 boys, aged under 16, between 1976 and 1979 while priest at Salesian Brothers College, Sunbury, north of Melbourne. Klep, of Brunswick, was formerly rector at Don Bosco Youth Centre and Hostel, Brunswick. For another accused or convicted Sunbury Catholic offender, see Father David RAPSON.

KLINGNER David Andrew, 29 (VIC, 1994). NSW Pentecostal born again Christian, independent home church member and self-appointed exorcist. Receives suspended 18 month jail sentence in VIC County Court after being convicted on 1 charge of manslaughter and 1 of false imprisonment involving woman, aged 49, in 1993 at Antwerp, near Dimboola, VIC. Court hears Klingner, of Warialda, NSW, believing woman possessed by demons, contributed to her death from internal injuries during unorthodox exorcism conducted with co-defendants Matthew NUSKE, Leanne REICHENBACH and Ralph VOLLMER. Court told victim suffered from schizophrenia and that Klingner tried to force demons from her mouth by massaging them up her neck. For other accused or convicted exorcism-related offenders, see Matalena AMETE, Father John DEMETRIE, Penelope GRAHAM, NAME SUPPRESSED 16 and Patrick WOODLEY.

KNIGHT Peter James, 48 (VIC, 2002). Melbourne born again Christian and anti-abortionist, aka "Mr X". Receives 23 year jail sentence in Melbourne Supreme Court after being found guilty of shooting murder of security guard at family planning clinic, East Melbourne, in 2001. Court hears Knight, formerly of Gumble State Forest, NSW, committed crime driven by his "delusional interpretation of the Bible and moral values he developed accordingly". In court, Knight, described by psychiatrists as fanatical, intolerant and rigid, used Bible to try and prove his sanity and refused to take oath because "it contravened Christian Scripture". Judge says only actions of 3 brave men prevented massacre by Knight of up to 40 individuals.

KOVAC Sharon, 34 (NSW, 1993). Sydney Pentecostal born again Christian and Gospel Truth Fellowship charismatic church member. Dies "slow and agonising death" after ceasing her medication for systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in belief God will heal her. Glebe Coroners Court hears Kovac, of Penrith, was persuaded to abandon medication by church members, including church leader Pastor Mick Brydon, a credit card salesman of Sydney, who starved victim during attempts to drive out devil. Court told Kovac, after being admitted to hospital shortly before her death, described Brydon as "evil man" and wished someone would "put gun to his head". For another Pentecostalist who died needlessly for their religion, see John WASON.

KOLOSE Kolose, 37 (VIC, 1998). Melbourne Mormon missionary and Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Sunday school president. Receives 18 month jail sentence in Melbourne County Court after pleading guilty to assaulting woman, age unknown, in August 1997 at victim's Glenroy home, in Melbourne's north. Court hears Kolose, who attended Broadmeadows Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, chased woman to her home after minor traffic altercation and punched and beat her while accomplices bashed her with metal vacuum cleaner pipe. Judge describes attack, which resulted in victim suffering severe bruising and 2 broken teeth, as brutal and cowardly. Also convicted in Melbourne County Court in 1998 over same incident were Kolose's wife Siniva Kolose, 30, who received suspended 15 month jail sentence for her part in assault; Kolose's brother Iakopo Kolose, 42, who received 12 month jail sentence for his part in assault; and Kolose's sister-in-law Anna Kolose, who received suspended 15 month jail sentence for her part in assault.

KRISS David (VIC, 1999). Melbourne Hope of Israel Ministries cult leader and self-proclaimed prophet. Denounced as "dangerous" after former cult members claim that Kriss encouraged followers to sever all ties with families, shut crying children in dark rooms, keep female members subservient and to prepare for move to Gippsland for Second Coming. Kriss, who claimed to communicate directly with Jesus, put fear into his followers by falsely and publicly prophesying that a massive earthquake and tidal wave would destroy Melbourne at the end of 1999. For another Christian doomsday cult leader or false prophet, see William KAMM.

LAISHKOCHAV Alistah Elijah, 71 (VIC, 2001) Bells Beach Judeo-Christian cult leader, aka Ian Francis Lowe and Ariel Abraham Enki. Receives 7 year and 6 month jail sentence in VIC County Court after being convicted on 21 child sex offences, including 17 counts of indecent assault and 4 of committing unlawful sexual intercourse, against 4 girls, aged 7 to 11, between 1987 and 1991 while leader of Judeo-Christian cult at Bells Beach, near Geelong, VIC. Court hears Laishkochav, of Fitzroy, had 9 wives and 63 children living in "harem" arrangement. Prosecutor says gratification of sexual appetite seemingly cult leader's only interest. Judge describes acts as "abhorrent".

LANE John Henry, 68 (QLD, 1997). Brisbane Sunday school teacher and Salvation Army officer. Receives 12 month jail sentence in QLD District Court after being convicted on 1 charge of indecent dealing with girl, aged 7, in 1970s during Sunday school class in Brisbane. Court hears Lane, of Brisbane, worked as hospital chaplain at time offence occurred. For other accused or convicted Sunday school offenders, see Geoffrey DOBBS, Robert LOWE, Kevin PITTS and Mark ROLLS.

LANGLEY Reverend Tim (VIC, 2000). Melbourne Uniting Church minister, Wesley Central Mission chairman and publicity-seeking drug injection room campaigner. Sacked as mission chairman after media reports details of his $160,000 pa salary package, including use of $500,000 luxury apartment at Rockman Regency Towers, Melbourne. Uniting Church minister Reverend Leonie suggests Langley "working for mammon" while Uniting Church moderator Reverend Pam Kerr describes salary as "inappropriate". Melbourne Baptist minister Reverend Tim Costello, who earns $45,000 pa, says amount "shocking" and that priests can't preach and practise social justice while living on executive salaries. Langley receives $9000 payout before lodging defamation claim in 2002 against sources who exposed his "evil wealth". For other accused or convicted high-living Melbourne offenders, see Father Vincent KISS and Father John STOCKDALE. For another political Uniting Church leader whose god died apparently to keep them on a $100K+ pa salary, see Reverend Fred NILE, NSW.

LANNEN Michael William, 49 (QLD, 1996). Brisbane trainee Catholic priest, eucharist minister and senior prison psychologist. Receives 4 year jail sentence in Brisbane Criminal Court after being convicted on charges of official corruption and procuring sex by intimidation. Court hears Lannen, of Graceville, "adopted" boy, aged 12, in 1985 through Children's Services Department and allegedly traded sexual favours with male prisoners in return for favourable parole reports. Also served as clinical psychologist at Mater Children's Hospital, South Brisbane, during 1980s.

LEE Brother Eugene (VIC, 1998). Melbourne St John of God brother. Victim support group reveals Lee allegedly committed sex offences while serving with ST JOHN OF GOD order in Melbourne. Priest now deceased. For other accused or convicted Melbourne St John of God offenders, see Brother Bede DONNELLAN, Brother FLANNAN, Brother Killian HERBERT, Brother Berchmans MOYNAHAN and Brother THEOPHANE.

LEUNIG Father Leo St Clair, 68 (WA, 1994). Perth Catholic priest. Receives 6 year jail sentence in WA District Court after pleading guilty to 46 child sex offences, including 32 counts of indecent dealing, 13 of indecent assault and 1 of carnal knowledge, against 3 boys, aged under 16, while parish priest at South Perth Catholic church, WA. Court hears Leunig, of Perth, fondled, masturbated, and performed oral and simulated sex and sodomy on victims. In 1995, Leunig receives additional 12 month jail sentence in WA District Court after pleading guilty to 4 further sex charges against boy, aged 13, over 3 year period between 1973 and 1976.

LITTLE Father Bruce Francis, 50 (QLD, 1996). Gold Coast Catholic priest. Fined $750 in Southport District Court after pleading guilty to 1 count of engaging in indecent act in public place in 1995. Court hears Little, of Burleigh Heads, south of Brisbane, admitted to having oral sex with man, aged in his 50s, in Pizzey Park toilets, Miami, on QLD Gold Coast. Court told Little arrested after police received numerous complaints from local residents about homosexual activities in area. Transferred in 1996 from Burleigh Heads parish to Redcliffe then Noosa parishes in Brisbane archdiocese. Transferred in 2000 to Rockhampton diocese where listed in 2001 Catholic directory as working at St Mary's Catholic Church, Clermont QLD.

LITTLE Archbishop Sir Frank, 76 (VIC, 2002). Former Melbourne Catholic Archbishop. Victim of pedophile priest Father Wilfred BAKER lodges statement of claim against Catholic Church in Melbourne County Court accusing former archbishop of ignoring or choosing to overlook Baker's "known propensity to engage in sexual assaults". Victim claims Sir Frank knew Baker had been engaged in "illegal or inappropriate activities" but kept him on to avoid publicity. For other accused or convicted pedophile priests linked to Sir Frank, see Father Raymond DEAL, FRANCISCANS and Father James WHELAN.

LITTLER Brother John Aloysius "Nestor", 74 (NSW, 1996). Sydney Marist Brother and Catholic school teacher. Appears in Sydney Local Court charged with 30 child sex offences, including 25 counts of indecent assault and 5 of committing unlawful sexual intercourse, against 7 boys, aged 13 to 15, between 1954 and 1964 at St Vincent's Marist Brothers children's home, Westmead, Sydney. Full extent of Littler's abuses known in 1996 after investigations made during Justice James Wood's NSW Royal Commission into Pedophilia. Court hears Littler assaulted victims in shower, dormitory, storeroom and his bedroom at children's home. Report describes Littler as "monster" and "child molester". In 1993, Littler received 5 year good behaviour bond after pleading guilty to 3 charges of indecently assaulting boy, aged 15, in 1962 while teacher at St Vincent's Marist Brothers children's home, Westmead, Sydney. Littler fled after further investigations commenced and was arrested and extradited from US in 1996 while ministering in Chicago. For other accused or convicted church offenders exposed during Wood Commission, see Robert "Dolly" DUNN, Brother Michael EVANS, Brother Brian GORDON, NAME SUPPRESSED 14, Brother NAME SUPPRESSED 15 and Brother Francis RILEY.

LLOYD Reverend Barrington, 43 (WA, 1995). Safety Bay Anglican priest. Fails to appear in WA court on charges of indecently assaulting woman between 1990 and 1991 in WA. Warrant issued for Lloyd's arrest.

LONGLEY Peter Jeremy, 65 (WA, 2000). Perth primary school teacher and boarding master. Receives 6 year jail sentence in WA County Court after pleading guilty to 20 counts of indecent dealing with 5 boys, aged 8 to 14, between 1957 and 1967 while boarding master at Guildford Grammar Anglican school, north of Perth, and again between 1977 and 1984 while teacher at Scotch College Uniting Church primary school, Swanbourne, Perth.

LOWE Robert Arthur Selby, 57 (VIC, 1994). Melbourne Sunday school teacher and Presbyterian church elder. Receives life jail sentence in Melbourne Supreme Court after being convicted of kidnapping and choking to death girl, aged 6, whose decomposed body was found in 1991 near Rosebud, south of Melbourne. Court hears Lowe, who attended Rowville Presbyterian Church, killed "for sexual purposes". Report says Lowe on two occasions waved Bible at courtroom, swearing he "never saw girl". Earlier, in 1984, Lowe was charged with exposing himself to schoolgirls at Glen Waverley shopping centre, Melbourne; in 1991, he was warned for indecent exposure at Croydon, Melbourne. In 1997, report lists Lowe as one of VIC's top 4 sex fiends. For another reported sex fiend, see Father Gerald RIDSDALE. For other accused or convicted Sunday school offenders, see Geoffrey DOBBS, John LANE, Kevin PITTS and Mark ROLLS.

LOWNDES Laurence Robert, 62 (VIC, 2001). Geelong Christian school teacher. Receives $1000 fine after being convicted in Geelong Magistrates Court of indecently assaulting girl, aged 15, while woodwork teacher at Covenant Christian College, Geelong. Court hears Lowndes, of Modewarre, grabbed victim's breast while she walked past school locker room with friend. School prides self on hiring "committed Christian teachers (who) teach children to look at world through Jesus Christ".

LYNAS Robert George, 58 (QLD, 2001). Brisbane Sisters of Mercy children's home volunteer worker. Receives 6 year jail sentence in Brisbane District Court after being convicted on 27 child sex offences, including 26 counts of indecent dealing and 1 of permitting sodomy, against 4 boys aged under 15, between 1966 and 1978 while volunteer worker at St Vincent's Sisters of Mercy children's home, Nudgee, Brisbane. Court hears Lynas visited children's home on weekends and befriended victims by offering them softdrinks and sweets before molesting them. Judge describes Lynas as "sexual predator" whose victims were vulnerable, defenceless and often without family support. Report says Lynas faced chemical castration. For another accused or convicted Nudgee Sisters of Mercy offender, see Robert STANAWAY. For other accused or convicted QLD Sisters of Mercy offenders, see Kevin BAKER, Father Reginald DURHAM and NEERKOL.

LYNCH Kevin John, 64 (QLD, 1997). Brisbane Anglican and Catholic school student counsellor. Found dead in car just hours after being charged with 7 counts of indecent assault against boy, aged 14, between 1992 and 1993 while counsellor at St Paul's Anglican College, Bald Hills, in Brisbane's north. Described by victim support group as one of QLD's most audacious child molesters. Lynch allegedly abused countless number of boys, aged 10 to 16, while at St Paul's Anglican College, Bald Hills (1989-1997), and St Joseph's Christian Brothers College, Gregory Terrace, Brisbane (c1979-1989). Also taught at Brisbane Grammar. Law firm Shine Roche McGowan estimates at least 23 potential litigants from St Paul's alone. In 2002, allegations surface AUS Governor-General and former Brisbane Anglican archbishop Peter HOLLINGWORTH authorised secret cash settlements to hush up evidence of sexual abuse against Lynch. For other accused or convicted church offenders linked to Gov-Gen Peter HOLLINGWORTH, see Reverend John ELLIOTT, Kevin GUY, Canon Ross McAULEY, Bishop Donald SHEARMAN and William WHITELOCK. QLD gunman Nigel Paradi said to be one of Lynch's victims. For other accused or convicted church offenders found dead in cars, see Peter BOHRSMANN, Brother Michael EVANS, Brother John GLADWIN, Kevin GUY and Reverend Michael PAINTER.

MACKECHNIE Ian Murray, 41 (VIC, 1993). Melbourne Baptist minister and Brotherhood of St Lawrence donated goods division head. Receives maximum 4 year and 6 month jail sentence in VIC County Court after pleading guilty to 30 offences, including 28 counts of theft and 2 of obtaining money by deception, involving misappropriation of more than $220,000 between 1990 and 1992 from Melbourne Brotherhood of St Lawrence charity, VIC. Court hears MacKechnie, of Bundoora, took money from charity safe after selling "first pick" of donated goods to staff. Judge describes MacKechnie's fall from grace as "humiliating".

MAGUIRE Brother John, 54 (NSW, 2002). Sydney and Brisbane Catholic school teacher, deputy headmaster and dormitory master. Ordered to appear in Sydney Central Court to face 16 charges of indecent assault against 6 schoolboys between 1984 and 1985 at St Joseph's College, Hunter's Hill, Sydney. For other accused or convicted Hunter's Hill offenders, see Brother William BENINATI and Brother Hugh McNAMARA. Until he was charged in February 2002, following 18 month investigation by NSW police, Maguire was deputy headmaster at Ashgrove Marist Brothers College, Brisbane, where he lived on-site. For other accused or convicted Brisbane Ashgrove College offenders, see Brother Thomas BUTLER and, again, Brother Hugh McNAMARA.

MARCHANT Brother William Edwin, 60 (WA, 1997). WA Christian Brother and drug and alcohol counsellor. Receives 12 month community-based order in Perth Magistrates Court after pleading guilty to 4 charges of gross indecency against boy, aged 12, between 1967 and 1968 at TARDUN children's home, near Geraldton, WA. Court hears Marchant, of Broome, formerly worked as drug and alcohol counsellor with Aboriginal communities in northern WA. For another accused or convicted Tardun Christian Brothers offender, see Brother Gerard DICK. For other accused or convicted WA Christian Brothers offenders, see BINDOON, CASTLEDARE, CHRISTIAN BROTHERS, CLONTARF, Brother Francis KEANEY and Brother Lawrence MURPHY.

MARLOW Robert George, 53 (VIC, 2000). Melbourne Pentecostal born again Christian and revival church member. Receives 3 year and 6 month jail sentence in VIC County Court after pleading guilty to 3 child sex offences, including 1 count of committing unlawful sexual intercourse and 2 of performing indecent act, against boy, aged 13, in 1997 during business trip to Nadi, Fiji. Court hears Marlow, of Blackburn, performed "sordid activities" on boy after giving his family gifts of money, food and presents. Judge says Marlow, who was described in court as "deeply religious", displayed "ultimate act of hypocrisy" by baptising victim in waters of Nadi Bay.

MARY Sister Bernard, 69 (QLD, 2001). Brisbane Sisters of Nazareth nun and head of NZ Sisters of Nazareth order. Accused in QLD Supreme Court compensation claim of frequent physical assaults against orphaned girl, aged under 16, at notorious NAZARETH HOUSE children's home, Wynnum North, Brisbane. Report claims Sister Bernard, of Christchurch, was second in charge at orphanage from 1958 to 1964 where she subjected victim to "daily incidents of assault". For another accused Nazareth House offender, see Sister PHILOMENA.

McARDLE Father Michael Joseph, 66 (QLD, 2002). Rockhampton Catholic priest and former youth cricket coach. Confesses in media to having fondled and masturbated at least 10 altar boys, aged as young as 10, during 1970s and 1980s at parishes in Bundaberg, Farleigh, Mackay and Longreach, north QLD. McArdle defends abuses by admitting victims "wanted it". Investigation reveals church had known about complaints for more than 20 years but, rather than notifying police, officials moved McArdle from parish to parish where re-offending occurred. McArdle retired 1988 but ran Bundaberg prayer groups until 2000 when ordered to stop after bishop hears reports of "strange activities" during sessions. Last heard in 2002 residing at Mitchelton. For other accused or convicted Rockhampton church offenders, see Father Michael DOOLAN, Kevin O'CALLAGHAN and Keith WRIGHT.

McAULEY Canon Ross Leslie Stewart (QLD, 2002). Brisbane senior Anglican priest, St John's Cathedral precentor, choirmaster and Church Sexual Abuse Committee member. AUS Governor-General and former Brisbane Anglican archbishop Peter HOLLINGWORTH comes under fire after appointing McAuley to Church Sexual Abuse Committee while Brisbane archbishop despite being aware of allegations that McAuley sexually abused 2 males. One victim, choirboy aged 15, was allegedly assaulted in 1975 at Brookfield, Brisbane. In 1995, Hollingworth appoints McAuley to Sexual Abuse Committee despite protests from first victim. In 1997, Sexual Abuse Committee warns Hollingworth that McAuley should not be left in charge of young members of choir. In 1999, McAuley leaves Anglican Church 18 months after making inappropriate sexual advance to male victim, aged 24, with whom he had "tangled relationship". Anglican sources describe McAuley as sexual predator. In 1999, McAuley joins Catholic Church at Devonport, TAS. For other accused or convicted church offenders linked to Gov-Gen Peter HOLLINGWORTH, see Reverend John ELLIOTT, Kevin GUY, Kevin LYNCH and Bishop Donald SHEARMAN.

McGARRITY William Charles, 39 (NSW, 2001). NSW self-appointed Messiah and exorcist. Receives order to be confined to psychiatric institute indefinitely in NSW Supreme Court after pleading not guilty by reason of mental illness to manslaughter of lover's daughter, aged 4, in 2002 at San Remo, on NSW central coast. Court hears McGarrity, of San Remo, believing himself to be Jesus, attacked child with sword, placed her in scalding bath, and viciously beat her while performing unorthodox exorcism ritual. For other accused or convicted exorcism-related offenders, see Matalena AMETE, Father John DEMETRIE, Penelope GRAHAM, David KLINGNER, NAME SUPPRESSED 16, Matthew NUSKE, Leanne REICHENBACH, Ralph VOLLMER and Patrick WOODLEY.

McGRATH Brother Bernard Kevin, 50 (NSW, 1997). NSW St John of God brother and boarding master. Receives 9 month jail sentence in Sydney District Court after pleading guilty to 6 charges of indecently assaulting boy, aged 12, between 1982 and 1983 at St John of God residential school at Kendall Grange, Morisset, near Newcastle. Court hears McGrath entered dormitory at night and touched boy under bedclothes. Court told priest paid $10,000 "to keep victim quiet". In 1993, McGrath received 3 year jail sentence in Christchurch District Court, NZ, after pleading guilty to 10 charges of indecently assaulting 6 boys, aged 8 to 16, in 1970s at Marylands St John of God Special School, Christchurch. Court hears McGrath known in NZ as "Pied Piper of street kids". For another accused or convicted NSW St John of God brother linked to Marylands Special School, NZ, see Brother Rodger MOLONY.

McKEIRNAN Father Ronald John, 60 (QLD, 1998). Brisbane Catholic priest, school chaplain, hospital chaplain, scoutmaster and Catholic education and faith director. Receives suspended 3 year jail sentence in Brisbane District Court after pleading guilty to 15 child sex offences, including indecent assault and indecent dealing, against 9 boys, aged 12 to 15, between 1964 and 1977 while at Xavier Hospital, Coorparoo, Christian Brothers training college, Indooroopilly, and St Laurence's Christian Brothers College, South Brisbane. Court hears McKeirnan, of Coorparoo, bribed victims with alcohol and cigarettes before engaging in "opportunistic groping, fondling and touching" of boys during choir practice, swimming lessons, driving classes and on camping trips. Court told McKeirnan inserted thermometer into anus of one boy during first-aid course and molested another boy while waiting for church service. One Nation Attorney General Jack Paff condemns sentence as "absolute disgrace". Originally faced 27 child sex offences against 13 boys, aged 13 to 17, between 1963 and 1978. In 1998, investigation reveals McKeirnan had been in seminary with convicted pedophile priest, Father Francis DERRIMAN. In 1999, Father McKeirnan appears in QLD court charged with indecently assaulting 3 prisoners while in prison library. Last heard 2002 operating under name "pastoral services" developing web pages for Catholic agency Church Life & Mission, Brisbane, where he has worked since 2000.

McKENZIE Elspeth, 27 (VIC, 2002). Melbourne Wesley College singing teacher. Receives 18 month jail sentence in Melbourne County Court after being convicted on her part in indecent assault of schoolgirl, aged 14, between 1996 and 1997 while teacher at Wesley College Glen Waverley campus, in Melbourne's southeast. Court hears McKenzie, of Ashwood, engaged in threesome with victim and husband Trevor ALEXANDER who taught at same school as wife. Both McKenzie and Alexander classified by judge as serious sexual offenders.

McLACHLAN Father Paul, 68 (QLD, 2001). Brisbane Catholic priest, chaplain and QLD Catholic media office director. Described as television face of QLD Catholicism. Receives 3 year and 8 month jail sentence in Brisbane District Court after being convicted on 7 child sex charges, including 2 counts of sodomy and 5 of indecent dealing, against 2 brothers, aged 13 and 15, in 1975 while chaplain at Wooloowin Mercy Centre, in Brisbane's north. Court hears offences occurred at presbytery attached to school where McLachlan, of Windsor, tried to make victims sodomise each other before sodomising younger boy himself. Also in 2001, McLachlan receives additional 18 month jail sentence in Brisbane District Court after pleading guilty to 10 further charges of indecently assaulting 4 boys over 9 year period between 1965 and 1974. Court hears McLachlan used his position to intimidate boys and told one boy he would "go to hell" and God would punish his family if he complained about assault to anyone.

McLAUGHLIN Brother Stephen David, 50 (QLD, 2002). Brisbane Christian Brothers school teacher, principal and former head of QLD Christian Brothers order. Appears in Brisbane Magistrates Court charged with 13 child sex offences, including 2 counts of unlawful sexual intercourse and 11 of indecent assault, against girl, aged 11, and her brother, aged 12, between January 1997 and April 2001 at Brisbane and on Gold Coast. Court hears defendant raped girl twice after giving family expensive gifts and accompanying them on trips. Investigation reveals McLaughlin also principal of Nudgee College, Brisbane, in 1990s.

McNAMARA Brother Hugh Oswald "Ossie", 62 (QLD, 1999). Sydney Marist Brother. Appears in Parramatta District Court charge with indecently assaulting boy, aged 12, in 1970 at St Joseph's College, Hunter's Hill, Sydney. In 1995, McNamara received jail sentence after being convicted for indecently assaulting boy, aged 15, at Ashgrove Marist Brothers College, Brisbane. Also linked to suicide of rugby league hero Peter Jackson, aged 33, whose drug overdose in 1997 was attributed to depression caused by alleged abuse inflicted by McNamara in 1979 at Southport Anglican school, QLD. In 1998, Jackson's widow sued school for damages and is believed to have settled for about $250,000. Also in 1998, McNamara received 3 year good behaviour bond in Parramatta District Court after being convicted on physical assault charge. For other accused or convicted Hunter's Hill offenders, see Brother William BENINATI and Brother John MAGUIRE. For other accused or convicted Brisbane Ashgrove College offenders, see Brother Thomas BUTLER and, again, Brother John MAGUIRE.

McPHERSON Colin Lance (QLD, 2000). Brisbane Catholic school teacher and year master. Receives suspended jail sentence in Brisbane District Court after pleading guilty to 6 counts of indecent dealing against 3 boys, aged under 16, in late 1970s to early 1980s. Court hears McPherson assaulted 1 victim, aged 11, while teacher at Marcellin Boys College, Enoggera, Brisbane. Report reveals QLD Catholic Education Office knew McPherson had sexually abused another boy yet allowed him to continue teaching and kept matter quiet "for good name of school".

MENZIES Mark Anthony, 40 (QLD, 2001). Dalby Pentecostal born again Christian, Assemblies of God charismatic church member and church musician. Receives 18 month suspended jail sentence in Toowoomba District Court after being convicted for fraud following 25-day spending spree when he bought up to $11,000 a day in computer equipment, electrical goods, instruments, food and holidays. Court hears Menzies, of Dalby, bought $2000 guitar in 22 separate transactions to avoid detection, so he could record Christmas CD of gospel songs composed by himself and wife.

MERIVALE Father Terence, 58 (VIC, 2000). Geelong Catholic priest. Receives 12 month jail sentence in Geelong Magistrates Court after pleading guilty to 8 child sex offences, including 7 counts of indecent assault and 1 relating to digital penetration, against 3 girls, aged 10 to 14, between 1969 and 1975 while parish priest at Belmont, Geelong, VIC. Court hears priest persuaded parents to let daughters spend nights in presbytery before indecently assaulted them. Appeal reduces sentence to 6 months.

MESITI Pastor Pat (NSW, 2002). Sydney Assemblies of God senior pastor, Australian Christian Churches national director and "internationally lauded" evangelist. Sacked as ACC national director and stripped of license to minister amid allegations of sex abuse and predatory behaviour while associate minister at Hillsong AoG church, Castle Hill, northwest of Sydney. Reports claim Mesiti convinced thousands that pursuit of money and fame was godly business.

MIKKLESEN Raymond, 71 (NSW, 1998). Sydney Seventh Day Adventist church member. Receives 3 year $5000 good behaviour bond in Sydney District Court after pleading guilty to 2 counts of indecently assaulting girl, aged 12, between 1982 and 1987. Court hears Mikklesen, of Clovelly, Sydney, assaulted girl on 2 occasions resulting in victim suffering from severe depression, inability to work, low self esteem and weight problems. Report in 1998 says Mikklesen attended Seventh Day Adventist Church at Woollahra, Sydney.

MILLER Kenneth James, 58 (VIC, 1999). Melbourne Lutheran church elder. Receives 2 year community-based order in VIC County Court after pleading guilty to charge of stalking married woman, aged 24, between 1995 and 1998. Court hears Miller, of Glenroy, kept dossier on victim describing how she did her hair and even included diagrams showing interior and layout of woman's house. Prosecutor describes Miller's behaviour as "sinister and dangerous"; report calls it "sick and obsessive".

MILLS Ronald Albert, 69 (NSW, 2001). Orange Mormon and senior Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints member. Receives 3 year jail sentence in NSW District Court after being convicted on 3 counts of unlawful sexual intercourse against girl, aged 12, in 1982 at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints chapel in Orange, central NSW. Court hears Mills, of Orange, molested girl during maintenance work at church. For another accused or convicted Orange church offender, see Richard JONES, Brother Robert NELSON and Malcolm "Happy Harry" REID.

MITCHELL Peter, 46 (NSW, 2002). Newcastle Anglican church registrar. Pleads guilty in Newcastle Local Court to stealing almost $200,000 between 1993 and 2002 while financial controller of Newcastle Anglican Diocese. Court hears Mitchell, who earned $55,000 pa plus $10,000 in allowances, dipped into church funds 23 times and purchased 2 cars, including V8 Holden Statesman, without diocesan council approval.

MOLONEY Brother Rodger (NSW, 2002). Sydney St John of God brother, AUS provincial council member and former school principal. Suspended from ministerial duties pending outcome of police investigation into allegations of sexual abuse dating back to between 1972 and 1977 when Moloney, formerly of NZ, was in charge of Marylands St John of God Special School in Christchurch. For another accused or convicted NSW St John of God brother linked to Marylands Special School, NZ, see Brother Bernard McGRATH.

MONAGHAN Ian James, 29 (NSW, 1992). Coffs Harbour Anglican church elder and former altar boy. Receives 7 year jail sentence in Coffs Harbour District Court after pleading guilty to 30 child sex offences, including committing unlawful sexual intercourse, performing indecent act and performing indecent act in aggravated circumstances, against 11 boys, aged 6 to 15, while involved in Anglican church groups in Coffs Harbour, on NSW's northern coast. Judge describes assaults by Monaghan, of Coffs Harbour, as "particularly depraved".

MONK Father Leonard (VIC, 1998). Western Districts Catholic priest. Victim support group reveals Monk allegedly committed sex offences against children, aged under 16, from 1946 at Apollo Bay, Ballarat and Camperdown, in VIC's far west. For other accused or convicted Western Districts Catholic offenders, see Father Thomas BROPHY, Father Bryan COFFEY, Father Peter COLLEY, Monsignor John DAY, HORSHAM PARISH, Father Sydney MOREY, Father John O'CONNOR and Father Gerald RIDSDALE.

MOREY Father Sydney (VIC, 1998). Western Districts Catholic priest. Victim support group reveals Morey allegedly indecently assaulted boys, aged under 16, in early 1970s at holiday house on west VIC coast. Victim claims Morey engaged in smutty talk and invited boys to take turns sleeping in his bed where they were "touched up". For other accused or convicted Western Districts Catholic offenders, see Father Thomas BROPHY, Father Bryan COFFEY, Father Peter COLLEY, Monsignor John DAY, HORSHAM PARISH, Father Leonard MONK, Father John O'CONNOR and Father Gerald RIDSDALE.

MORLEY Reverend John Sydney, 67 (SA, 1992). SA Anglican priest and army chaplain. Receives suspended 18 month jail sentence and $1000 good behaviour bond in Adelaide District Court after pleading guilty to 2 charges of indecently assaulting 2 girls, aged 11 and 15, in 1988 and 1990 in SA. Court hears Morley had touched girls' breasts on outside of clothing. Judge says abuse stemmed from Morley's "hidden aberration".

MOUNTFORD Reverend John (SA, 1992). Adelaide Anglican priest and boys school chaplain. Returns to Britain before being interviewed by police and Family & Community Services Department officials over claims he engaged in sexual relationship with student, aged under 18, while chaplain at St Peter's Anglican College, Adelaide. Investigation reveals relationship "common knowledge" at school and that Mountford fled soon after being confronted over claims by deputy principal.

MOWDAY Darryl Lindsay, 43 (QLD, 1996). QLD Christian youth group leader. Receives 7 year jail sentence in Brisbane District Court after pleading guilty to 8 child sex offences, including indecent dealing and carnal knowledge, against girl, aged 13, between 1992 and 1994 at locations in QLD. Court hears Mowday, from Sydney, had sex with girl in parks, car and in his home while wife away. Report describes youth leader's affair with girl as "torrid".

MOYNAHAN Brother Berchmans, 79 (VIC, 1995). Melbourne St John of God and Christian Brother. Dies shortly after being committed for trial on charge of committing unlawful sexual intercourse with boy, aged 11, in 1958 at Cheltenham ST JOHN OF GOD children's home. For other accused or convicted Melbourne St John of God offenders, see Brother Bede DONNELLAN, Brother FLANNAN, Brother Killian HERBERT, Brother Eugene LEE and Brother THEOPHANE. For other accused Catholic offenders who died before court hearings, see Nazareno FASCIALE, Father Jack GUBBELS, Brother Philip HALL, Father Daniel HOURIGAN and Father John O'REGAN.

MULKEARNS Bishop Ronald (VIC, 1997). Ballarat Catholic bishop between 1971 and 1997. Resigns after being accused by clergy abuse victims led by VIC lawyer David Forster of covering up child sex offences committed by notorious convicted pedophile, Father Gerald RIDSDALE. VIC Child Exploitation Squad claims bishop knew about Father Ridsdale's criminal activities at notorious ST ALIPIUS' and elsewhere in VIC's Western Districts in early 1970s but moved him from parish to parish instead of reporting him to police. For another high-ranking Catholic whose resignation was called over links with Father Ridsdale and St Alipius', see Archbishop George PELL. Mulkearns also accused of protecting another alleged pedophile, Monsignor John DAY, who was investigated by police in 1971 and whose activities were reported to Mulkearns in 1972. Mulkearns allegedly responded by moving Day from Mildura parish, where alleged offences occurred, to Timboon parish, near Warrnambool, VIC.

MULLIGAN Brother Terrence (NSW, 2000). NSW Marist Brother. Receives 6 month periodic jail sentence in NSW court after pleading guilty to indecently assaulting 2 boys.

MULVALE Father Gerard Joseph, 47 (VIC, 1995). Melbourne Catholic priest, Pallottine Brother and youth group leader. Receives 3 year jail sentence in Melbourne County Court after being convicted on 3 charges of indecently assaulting boy, aged 15, over 12 month period between 1977 and 1978, while training as Pallottine priest in Melbourne. Court hears Mulvale, who was extradited from WA in 1994, engaged in sexual relations with boy after telling him there was "nothing wrong" with being gay. Mulvale also confessed to boy that he was gay. Also in 1995, Mulvale pleads guilty to 2 additional child sex charges, including indecent assault and gross indecency, against another boy, aged 15, over 12 month period between 1980 and 1981, while at St Christopher's Catholic church, Syndal, Melbourne. Judge describes assaults as "disgusting" and "contemptible" and wondered how "so-called man of God could stoop so low". Originally faced 121 child sex charges in 1994, including committing unlawful sexual intercourse, abduction and gross indecency.

MURPHY Brother Lawrence Denis, 80 (WA, 1997). WA Christian Brother and dormitory master. Charged in Perth Magistrates Court with 14 child sex offences, including 9 counts of carnal knowledge and 5 of indecent dealing, against boy, aged 11, between 1955 and 1956 while dormitory master at 2 CHRISTIAN BROTHERS children's homes. In 1998, Murphy, of Christies Beach, Adelaide, fails to appear in Perth District Court claiming "too ill to travel". Judge rejects claim and orders Murphy to fly to Perth or "suffer consequences". In 2001, Commonwealth Community Affairs Senate Committee hears Murphy "belted around" boys who did not curry sexual favours with him at CASTLEDARE. For other accused or convicted WA Christian Brothers offenders, see BINDOON, CASTLEDARE, CLONTARF, Brother Gerard DICK, Brother Francis KEANEY, Brother William MARCHANT and TARDUN.

MURRAY Monsignor James William, 76 (VIC, 2000). Geelong Catholic monsignor (one rung below bishop). Fined $500 in VIC County Court after pleading guilty to indecently assaulting female church volunteer, aged 25, in 1973. Victim claims Murray, of Geelong, touched her naked breast, rubbed his genitals against her and asked her for sex at Torquay, VIC, and St Mary's Catholic church, Geelong. Victim support group accuses Archbishop George PELL of contradicting church law by reinstalling Murray to duties at church where offences occurred.

MURRE Michael Anton, 50 (NSW, 2000). Sydney former Marist Brother, former Anglican Church deacon and Catholic religious affairs teacher. Receives suspended 15 month jail sentence in NSW District Court after being convicted on 1 charge of indecent assault against schoolboy, aged 13, in 1972 while teacher at Marcellin Catholic College, Randwick, Sydney. Court hears Murre, of Bowral, south of Sydney, stripped boy and fondled genitals as he slept while on camping trip at Mittagong, southwest of Sydney. In 1997, Murre receives 3 year good behaviour bond in Sydney court after pleading guilty to supplying marijuana to schoolboy, aged 18, in 1996 while religious teacher at Newington Uniting Church Boys College, in Sydney's inner west. Court hears boy died from drug overdose while watching videos at Murre's house and that Murre was boy's "sole drug supplier". In 1996, Murre receives 12 month $2000 good behaviour bond in Sydney court after pleading guilty to cultivating 11 marijuana plants at Bowral. Court hears plants were grown under hydroponics system in bedroom of Murre's house.

NAME SUPPRESSED 1, 43 (VIC, 1992). VIC Pentecostal born again Christian and charismatic church member. Receives 3 year and 9 month jail sentence in VIC County Court after pleading guilty to 14 counts of incest and 1 of indecent assault involving stepdaughter, aged 13, between 1984 and 1989. Court hears defendant visited victim's bedroom despite becoming heavily involved in Pentecostal church and being "born again" during period of offending. Name suppressed to protect stepdaughter. (920115; HS 920116)

NAME SUPPRESSED 2, 26 (VIC, 1992). Melbourne Pentecostal born again Christian and Potters House charismatic church member. Pleads guilty in VIC County Court to 8 charges, including armed robbery and growing and cultivating drug of dependence. Court hears defendant, of Doveton, Melbourne, who attended Potters House church in Dandenong, was video taped with accomplice holding up Fountain Gate Post Office, in Melbourne's east, where they yielded $46,802 in cheques and cash. Court told police turned up at defendant's flat next day where they found money along with 30-40 marijuana plants. (O'Shea; HS 920705) For other accused or convicted Melbourne Potters House offenders, see Kathleen and David CURWEN-WALKER.

NAME SUPPRESSED 3, 49 (SA, 1993). Adelaide church member. Appears in Adelaide Magistrates Court charged with 15 sex-related offences, including unlawful sexual intercourse, indecent assault and possession of pornographic material, involving children, aged under 15, between 1990 and 1993. Court hears defendant, who headed pornographic ring, chose up to 30 victims from church and disabled groups before subjecting them to masochistic behaviour involving leather. Court told police monitored defendant over 4 month period before seizing photographs and videos during raids on Enfield home, Sydney, and SA properties in Adelaide's northern and southern suburbs. (S O'Connor 930910; AG 930911)

NAME SUPPRESSED 4 Father (NSW, 1993). Tamworth Catholic priest. Victim support group calls for NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption to investigate court case after judge dismisses all charges against Catholic priest accused of child sex offences, including unlawful sexual intercourse and indecent assault, against altar boy, aged 12, in 1984 at Tamworth, northwest of Sydney. Report describes judge as "prominent local Catholic layman". (CM 980418)

NAME SUPPRESSED 5 Brother, 42 (QLD, 1994). Brisbane Christian Brother. Appears in Brisbane Magistrates Court charged with 17 counts of indecently assaulting 2 girls, aged under 17, between 1972 and 1984 at various locations in QLD. (P Mitchell 941022; CM 941023; APP 941121)

NAME SUPPRESSED 6, 66 (QLD, 1994). QLD Jehovah's Witness church member. Appears in Brisbane Magistrates Court charged with 24 sex offences, including incest and indecent assault, involving adolescents, dating back to 1960s. Court hears defendant had allegations made against him at church meetings in 1972, 1993 and 1994. Judge told 6 elders, who attended these meetings, refused to give evidence in court on grounds they were "religiously bound" not to divulge "privileged" information. Judge rejects claims. In 1994, defendant's wife, 62, also appears in Brisbane Magistrates Court charged with carnal knowledge against nature and deprivation of liberty. (R Quinlan CM 941103)

NAME SUPPRESSED 7, 62 (WA, 1994). WA Brethren church elder and secondary school deputy principal. Appears in Bunbury Supreme Court charged with 42 incest-related offences, including committing unlawful sexual intercourse, indecent assault and deprivation of liberty, against 2 daughters, aged from 3, between 1964 and 1989. Described as one of AUS most unusual trials. Court hears father sadistically abused daughters with knives, screwdrivers and hammers and tortured them with snakes, cockroaches and dead rabbit. Bizarre rituals involved sexual assault with crucifixes, daughters being hung upside down, crosses being drawn on their chests in blood and one where knife held over daughter, aged 3, while family chanted about "lamb that was slain". Prosecutor describes family as "normal, church-going family" but with "terrible secret". Name suppressed to protect daughters. (HS 941113)

NAME SUPPRESSED 8, 37 (SA, 1995). Adelaide Catholic college language teacher. Appears in Adelaide Supreme Court charged with 4 sex offences, including 3 counts of unlawful sexual intercourse and 1 of indecent assault, against girl, aged 17, between June and September 1994 at suburban Adelaide Catholic college. Court hears defendant, of Rostrevor, Adelaide, masturbated in front of girl in classroom and that DNA samples of semen found on carpet behind teacher's desk matched defendant's blood type. (Lander; AD 950816)

NAME SUPPRESSED 9, 29 (VIC, 1995). Ballarat youth leader. Receives 12 month good behaviour bond in Ballarat Magistrates Court after pleading guilty to 2 counts of indecent assault against boy, aged 12, between August and September 1984. Court hears defendant drove boy to secluded bushland where he engaged in mutual masturbation with boy. Court told defendant's offences largely "extension of perversion" perpetrated by notorious pedophile priest Father Gerald RIDSDALE, who sexually abused defendant as youth. (R McIndoe 951005; AG 951006)

NAME SUPPRESSED 10, 55 (QLD, 1995). Brisbane Mormon school teacher, scout master and Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints minister. Receives 15 month jail sentence in Brisbane District Court after being convicted on 3 child sex charges, including 3 counts of indecent assault and 2 of indecent dealing, against boy, aged 12, at Mt Cotton scout camp, south of Brisbane. Court hears defendant, of Manly West, Brisbane, assaulted boy at scout camp. (CM 951209)

NAME SUPPRESSED 11, 26 (SA, 1996). Adelaide church basketball team player. Appears in Adelaide District Court charged with 3 child sex offences, including 2 counts of unlawful sexual intercourse and 1 of indecent assault, against boy, aged 14, between 1994 and 1995. Court hears defendant, of Paralowie, Adelaide, met victim through basketball club and that both were members of same church. (B Jennings 960114; AD 960115)

NAME SUPPRESSED 12, 70 (VIC, 1996). VIC Presbyterian training farm superintendent. Appears in Melbourne Magistrates Court on child sex charges, including committing unlawful sexual intercourse and indecent assault, against 3 boys, aged under 16, between 1954 and 1961 while head of Dhurringile Training Farm near Tatura, north of Melbourne. Court hears offences occurred in dining room of Presbyterian Church-run home, in showers, in one boy's bed and in car. (A MacLean; HS 960228; APP 960515)

NAME SUPPRESSED 13, 62 (VIC, 1996). Melbourne Salvation Army major. Receives maximum 4 year jail sentence in VIC County Court after being convicted on 3 incest-related charges, including indecent assault, against daughter, aged 8, over 4 year period. Court hears defendant, of Thornbury, Melbourne, abused daughter in family home before relocating to WA where he joined Presbyterian church. Judge describes defendant's conduct as "appalling and hypocritical". Victim tells court she has difficulty trusting people and enjoying sex. Name suppressed to protect daughter. (W White 960717; AG 960718)

NAME SUPPRESSED 14 Reverend (NSW, 1996). Sydney Anglican priest and rector, aka AC1. Appears before Justice James Wood's NSW Royal Commission into Pedophilia accused of sexually abusing girl, aged 14, in 1980 at his North Sydney parish. Commission hears AC1, who forced victim to perform oral sex on him and other acts, commenced 3 year affair with girl soon after she began attending Bible and confirmation lessons. Priest described before commission as "disgrace". (SM 960508; 960509) For other accused or convicted church offenders exposed during Wood Commission, see Robert "Dolly" DUNN, Brother Michael EVANS, Brother Brian GORDON, Brother John LITTLER, Brother NAME SUPPRESSED 15 and Brother Francis RILEY.

NAME SUPPRESSED 15 Brother (NSW, 1996). NSW Christian Brother, aka XII. Pleads guilty before Justice James Wood's NSW Royal Commission into Pedophilia to indecently assaulting 15 boys, aged from 5, over 35 year period between 1959 and 1994. Commission hears XII preyed on disadvantaged boys entrusted to his care and that some offences occurred in children's homes in NSW while parents in other rooms. XII claims superiors told of offences in 1987 but police not informed until 1996. (J Wood; AU 960817) For other accused or convicted church offenders exposed during Wood Commission, see Robert "Dolly" DUNN, Brother Michael EVANS, Brother Brian GORDON, Brother John LITTLER, NAME SUPPRESSED 14 and Brother Francis RILEY.

NAME SUPPRESSED 16, 33 (VIC, 1996). Melbourne Pentecostal born again Christian, Assemblies of God charismatic church member, school teacher and self-appointed prophet and exorcist. Receives 2 year good behaviour bond in Melbourne Supreme Court after pleading guilty to recklessly causing serious injury to wife, aged 34, in 1995 at Bayswater, Melbourne. Court hears the father of two, of Blackburn North, who attended Eastwood Assemblies of God church, believing wife possessed by evil spirits, choked and strangled her while performing unorthodox exorcism ritual. Judge says defendant psychologically disturbed. Name suppressed to protect wife and children. (F Vincent; AG 960907) For other accused or convicted exorcism-related offenders, see Matalena AMETE, Father John DEMETRIE, Penelope GRAHAM, David KLINGNER, William McGARRITY, Matthew NUSKE, Leanne REICHENBACH, Ralph VOLLMER and Patrick WOODLEY.

NAME SUPPRESSED 17 (QLD, 1997). Reedy Creek Pentecostal born again Christian and Reach Out For Christ International youth pastor. Appears in Southport District Court charged with committing unlawful sexual intercourse with girl, aged 16, while independent church youth pastor at Reedy Creek on Gold Coast, QLD. (ER 00)

NAME SUPPRESSED 18, 41 (QLD, 1997). QLD church elder. Receives 4 year jail sentence in Brisbane District Court after pleading guilty to adultery-related charges, including unlawful carnal knowledge and maintaining sexual relationship, against sister-in-law, aged 15, in QLD. Court hears defendant, who had been married 18 years, was excommunicated after committing adultery with wife's sister but readmitted by church hour later. Court told victim ostracised by community instead of perpetrator. Name suppressed to protect sister-in-law. (W Howell 971127; DT 971128; HS 971128; ER 00)

NAME SUPPRESSED 19 Brother (QLD, 1998). QLD senior Christian Brother. Appears in Brisbane Magistrates Court charged with child sex offences, including 2 counts of indecent assault and 2 of indecent dealing, against boy, aged under 17. (980703; BR 99/00; ER 00; APP 981210)

NAME SUPPRESSED 20 Brother, 44 (QLD, 1998). Brisbane Christian Brother. Appears in Brisbane Magistrates Court charged with 5 child sex offences, including 1 count of unlawful sexual intercourse, 2 of indecent dealing and 2 of aggravated assault, against boy, aged 9, over 8 month period between January and December 1973 at southeast QLD school. Court hears defendant, of Indooroopilly, Brisbane, repeatedly assaulted boy in classroom and was arrested following investigations by pedophile taskforce Argus. (980205; CM 980206)

NAME SUPPRESSED 21, 50 (QLD, 1998). QLD Catholic clergyman. Appears in Brisbane magistrates Court charged with indecently assaulting male, age unknown, between December 1971 and January 1973. (980407; CM 980408; APP 980629)

NAME SUPPRESSED 22 Reverend (AUS, 1998). AUS Anglican priest. Appears in AUS court charged with 9 counts of indecently assaulting male between 1973 and 1974. (ER 00)

NAME SUPPRESSED 23 (ACT, 1999). Canberra Anglican deacon. Receives 5 year jail sentence after being convicted in ACT Supreme Court on incest-related charges, including indecent assault, against daughter, aged 13, over 4 year period. Name suppressed to protect daughter. Court hears character reference from Canberra Bishop George BROWNING who in 1999 was found guilty by church inquiry of adultery with female parishioner. For other accused or convicted Canberra Anglican offenders, see Reverend John AITCHISON, Bishop Owen DOWLING and Reverend Eric GRIFFITH.

NAME SUPPRESSED 24 Father, 61 (QLD, 1999). QLD Catholic priest. Appears in Brisbane Magistrates Court charged with 6 child sex offences, including 5 counts of indecent dealing and 1 of committing unlawful sexual intercourse, against girl, aged under 16, between 1975 and 1976 in QLD. (990413; CM 990414; BR 99/00; APP 990607)

NAME SUPPRESSED 25, 55 (NSW, 1999). Wollongong trainee Catholic priest. Appears in Wollongong District Court charged with 3 child sex offences, including 2 counts of buggery and 1 of indecent assault, against boy, aged 11, between January 1972 and October 1976. Court hears defendant, of Wollongong, molested boy in bedroom in front of altar where defendant prayed. Court told defendant committed 2 offences while studying to become Catholic priest in 1976. (D Payne 990419; IM 990420) For other accused or convicted Wollongong Catholic offenders, see Father Peter COMENSOLI, Brother Michael EVANS, Brother William HOCKING, David JOHNSON, Father Brian KING and Father John NESTOR.

NAME SUPPRESSED 26 Father, 35 (QLD, 1999). QLD Catholic priest. Appears in Brisbane Magistrates Court charged with 8 counts of indecently treating boy, aged under 14, over 5 year period between 1979 and 1984 at Ipswich, southwest of Brisbane. (990621; CM 990622; BR 99/00)

NAME SUPPRESSED 27 Father, 55 (VIC, 1999). Melbourne Catholic priest. Appears in Melbourne Magistrates Court charged with 11 child sex offences, including 8 counts of indecent assault and 3 of committing unlawful sexual intercourse, against 3 boys. Court hears priest ministered in Melbourne Catholic diocese for 28 years before arrest. (BR 99/00)

NAME SUPPRESSED 28, 35 (VIC, 1999). Melbourne Catholic marriage counsellor. Pleads guilty in Melbourne court to 6 charges, including unlawful sexual intercourse, attempted kidnapping and intentionally causing serious injury, against wife in 1998 at his suburban Melbourne home. Court hears defendant, formerly of South Africa, gagged, bound, raped and doused wife in petrol before threatening to "cut her into tiny pieces". Report describes marriage counsellor and father of 2 as "devout Catholic" who "snapped" after wife ended 12 year marriage. Name suppressed to protect wife. (B Stott; HS 991020; APP 991022)

NAME SUPPRESSED 29 Pastor, 53 (WA, 2000). Narrogin pastor. Appears in Narrogin Court of Petty Sessions charged with 10 counts of indecent assault against female church congregation member, age unknown, between 1992 and 1993 at Narrogin, southeast of Perth. (NH 000429; CM 000429; APP 000503)

NAME SUPPRESSED 30 Brother, 69 (QLD, 2000). QLD De La Salle Brother. Appears in Brisbane Magistrates Court charged with 8 child sex offences, including 3 counts of carnal knowledge and 5 of indecent dealing, against boy, aged 15, at Boystown De La Salle children's home, Beaudesert, south of Brisbane. Order allegedly learned of assaults in 1982 but police not notified until 1996 after priest had been transferred to another location. (CM 981027; BR 01&99/00) For another accused or convicted QLD De La Salle Brother, see Brother Wilfred DE CRUZ.

NAME SUPPRESSED 31 (SA, 2001). SA country priest. Charged by SA police with sex offences against teenager. Investigation reveals priest, who was planning to retire, was removed from his church following his arrest and placed in Glenside Hospital, Adelaide. 30-strong congregation "devastated" and "disappointed" over alleged assaults. (AD 010827)

NAME SUPPRESSED 32 Brother (QLD, 2001). QLD Christian Brother. Appears in Brisbane Magistrates Court charged with 22 child sex offences, including 19 counts of indecent dealing and 3 of carnal knowledge, against schoolboy, aged under 16, between 1981 and 1984 at Townsville, QLD. (BR 01)

NAME SUPPRESSED 33 Brother (QLD, 2001). QLD Christian Brother. Appears in Brisbane Magistrates Court charged with 4 child sex offences, including 2 counts of carnal knowledge and 2 of permitting carnal knowledge, in 1969 in QLD. (BR 01)

NAME SUPPRESSED 34 (QLD, 2001). Brisbane Sunday school teacher and church youth group leader. Ordered to appear in Brisbane court on 335 sex charges amid allegations he abused 324 girls, aged 6 months to 13 years, over 15 year period in QLD, NSW and VIC. Police allege accused, who lived in Brisbane's south, took children on interstate church camps and videotaped himself defiling "100s" of girls. In 2000, accused received 2 year and 6 month jail suspended sentence after VIC police arrest him on 40 child sex offences following tip-off from video repairer. Name suppressed to protect daughter, whom accused also abused. (SM TS HS 010624)

NAME SUPPRESSED 35 Brother, 61 (QLD, 2001). QLD parish priest. Appears in Brisbane Magistrates Court charged with 60 child sex offences against 13 girls, aged under 14, between January 1973 and December 1981, while parish priest in far northwest QLD. (010905; HS 010906; APP 011105)

NAME SUPPRESSED 36, 45 (QLD, 2001). Ipswich practising Mormon. Receives 7 year jail sentence in Ipswich District Court after being found guilty on 2 counts of raping his stepdaughter, aged 14 to 16, between 1986 and 1989. Court hears defendant, who quoted Bible passage concerning lust to support his case, forced victim to have sexual intercourse so he could show her "how it was done". Name suppressed to protect stepdaughter. (CM 020817)

NAME SUPPRESSED 37, 75 (QLD, 2002). Brisbane Anglican school teacher and class master. Appears in Brisbane Magistrates Court on 5 charges of indecent treatment involving 3 boys, aged 11 to 13, between 1951 and 1963 while teacher at Churchie Anglican Grammar school, East Brisbane. Accused allegedly "taught" several students how to masturbate in early 1950s while he was their class master. Police investigation sparked in 2002 after school revealed plans to name building after accused. (CM 020313; MX 020313; CM 020518; CM 020615) For other accused or convicted Churchie offenders, see NAME SUPPRESSED 40, Reverend Robert SHARWOOD and William WHITELOCK. See also Gov-Gen Peter HOLLINGWORTH who served as Churchie school council president while Brisbane archbishop until 2001.

NAME SUPPRESSED 38 (QLD, 2002). SA Catholic school principal. Church investigates allegations that Catholic school principal circulated adult pornography using school's computer system. Catholic Education director Allan Dooley refuses to comment except to say it is not related to child pornography. (IT 020328)

NAME SUPPRESSED 39 Reverend (QLD, 2002). TAS Anglican priest. TAS Anglican diocese finds retired priest guilty of pedophilia despite police dropping charges due to insufficient evidence. TAS Anglican Bishop Right Reverend John Harrower says priest found guilty by church tribunal on all charges brought by two separate complainants and that "recommendation towards penalty" will be made. (ME 020519)

NAME SUPPRESSED 40, 78 (QLD, 2002). Brisbane Anglican school teacher. Appears in Brisbane Magistrates Court charged with 31 child sex offences, including 24 counts of indecent treatment, 2 of sodomy, 2 of attempted sodomy, 2 of allowing sodomy to be performed on him and 1 of indecent assault, involving 9 boys, aged under 14, in 1940s and 1950s. Investigations reveal victims attended Churchie Anglican Grammar school, East Brisbane, where accused formerly taught. (R Quinlan 020605; AP 020605; APP 020819; CM 020615) For other accused or convicted Churchie offenders, see NAME SUPPRESSED 37, Reverend Robert SHARWOOD and William WHITELOCK. See also Gov-Gen Peter HOLLINGWORTH who served as Churchie school council president while Brisbane archbishop until 2001.

NAME SUPPRESSED 41 Father (VIC, 2002). Sale Catholic priest. Ordered to appear in VIC Supreme Court in test case that could open floodgates for billions of dollars of compensation against AUS Catholic Church. Allegations include priest anally raped victim, aged 14, in 1991, had sex with prostitutes, female parishioners and men at homosexual saunas and in presbytery, and collected pornography - all while having responsibility for and care and control of students. (AFR 020608; 0208)

NAME SUPPRESSED 42 (QLD, 2002). Brisbane churchgoer. Receives 7 year jail sentence in Brisbane District Court after being convicted on indecent assault charges against 6 boys, aged under 16, between 1996 and 2001. Court hears defendant procured boys from his church and theatre groups and victims included his church minister's son as well as intellectually-impaired nephew. Name suppressed to protect nephew. (K O'Brien 020708; CM 020709)

NAME SUPPRESSED 43, 37 (QLD, 2002). Brisbane Baptist churchgoer. Receives 2 year suspended jail sentence in Brisbane District Court after pleading guilty to 6 counts of indecent dealing against babysitter, aged under 16, between 1994 and 1995 on Brisbane's northside. Court hears defendant rubbed girl's breasts and vagina on several occasions and had simulated sex with her. (CM 020710) See also NAME SUPPRESSED 44.

NAME SUPPRESSED 44, 51 (QLD, 2002). Brisbane Baptist pastor. Appears in Brisbane District Court charged with destroying evidence and attempting to pervert course of justice between May 1995 and July 1996 on Brisbane's northside. Court hears pastor destroyed diary of child who was sexually abused by one of his parishioners and advised child's parent not to report indecent treatment matter to police. (R Quinlan 020709; CM 020710) See also NAME SUPPRESSED 43.

NAME SUPPRESSED 47, 66 (QLD, 2002). QLD Catholic priest. Appears in Brisbane Magistrates Court on 35 child sex charges, including 24 counts of indecent treatment of children, 7 of indecent dealing with boy aged under 14, 3 of indecent dealing with girl under 12, and 1 of carnal knowledge with boy under 14. Court hears defendant, who was arrested at his home in Brisbane's northside, sexually abused at least 6 victims at Mackay, Bundaberg, Longreach and Monto between 1973 and 1987 while serving as Catholic priest in outback and coastal QLD. Court told defendant disguised voice on phone in effort to evade police. (K Taylor 020716; CM 020717; AU 020717)

NAME SUPPRESSED 48 (VIC, 2002). Central VIC Anglican priest and former rector. Anglican Church launches internal inquiry into claims of "disgraceful" conduct by retired priest in central VIC. Wangaratta Diocese registrar claims 5 people brought statement of charge against former rector. (AAP 020829)

NAZARETH HOUSE (QLD, 1998). Sisters of Nazareth children's home, Wynnum North, Brisbane. Leneen Forde QLD Commission into Child Abuse investigates Nazareth House after allegations made against priest, Father John O'REGAN. Commission hears orphans starved, flogged and preyed upon by pedophiles who physically, emotionally and sexually abused them. Children allegedly were accused of being "trash" and made to eat stale or weevil-infested food. Medical treatment allegedly was withheld and many victims were severely beaten for speaking, being left handed or opening eyes during prayer. 30 witnesses called before Commission. 18 former residents launch class action against order including one who claimed she received no education at children's home and could not even read clock when aged 14. Also investigated by House of Commons British Child Migrant Welfare Committee in 1998. For other accused Nazareth House offenders, see Sister Bernard MARY and Sister PHILOMENA. For other accused or convicted church offenders named during Forde Commission, see NEERKOL, Edwin SMITH and Father Errol STANAWAY.

NEERKOL (QLD, 1997). St Joseph's Sisters of Mercy children's home, Neerkol, near Rockhampton. Leneen Forde QLD Commission into Child Abuse investigates home after 40 charges laid against Father Reginald DURHAM. Commission hears "100s" of children, mostly state wards, suffered public floggings, sadistic torture and sexual abuse at hands of "Sisters without Mercy". Estimated 100 children at home at any one time from 1885, when home opened, to 1978, when closed. Allegations included children being repeatedly sodomised and fondled by priests, with Sisters' knowledge, and whippings until children bled. One victim allegedly had red hot poker thrust down back by nun to "exorcise devil"; another had ingrown toenail pulled out with pliers; others were locked in cellars. One victim allegedly had leg thrust into boiling water by nun, and victims of sexual abuse often had foetuses flushed down toilets. Children who ran away were captured, stripped naked and flogged before entire assembly. Others were forced to brush teeth with charcoal or to fight each other on Saturdays. Some children were "lent" to pedophiles at Christmas, with Sisters' knowledge - because pedophiles allegedly made "donations" to home. Investigators claim atrocities among AUS worst. In 1998, 83 former residents launch class action against order in what becomes one of QLD's largest litigation cases. Investigated by House of Commons British Child Migrant Welfare Committee in 1998 and Channel 9's Sixty Minutes and AUS newspapers in 1997. For other AUS Sisters of Mercy children's homes investigated in 1997 and 1998, see ALBURY, NSW, and GOODWOOD, SA. For other accused or convicted Neerkol Sisters of Mercy offenders, see Father John ANDERSON and Kevin BAKER. For other accused or convicted QLD Sisters of Mercy offenders, see Robert LYNAS and Father Errol STANAWAY. For other accused or convicted church offenders named during Forde Commission, see NAZARETH HOUSE and Edwin SMITH.

NELSON Brother Robert John, 55 (NSW, 2002). Bathurst and Orange De La Salle Brother and Catholic primary school teacher. Receives maximum 10 year jail sentence in NSW District Court after pleading guilty to 13 sex charges against 8 boys and 5 girls, aged 2 to 11, between 1975 and 1999. Court hears defendant, of Bathurst, molested own son, aged 3, after leaving order in 1976 and marrying, eventually fathering 7 children. Court told defendant continued working for Catholic Education Department and that he molested 3 boys in 1978 while teacher at Assumption College, Bathurst. Judge notes ongoing teaching positions gave defendant continued access to children, "which proved to be his undoing". Name suppressed to protect victims' identity. (R Blanch 020218; HS AD AU 020219) For another accused or convicted Orange church offender, see Richard JONES, Ronald MILLS and Malcolm "Happy Harry" REID

NESTOR Father John Gerard, 44 (NSW, 1997). Wollongong Catholic priest. Receives 16 month jail sentence in Wollongong Local Court after being convicted on charge of indecently assaulting altar boy, aged 15, between June and September 1991 at Dapto presbytery, Wollongong, NSW. Court hears Nestor invited victim to share mattress on floor before interfering with him. Court also told Nestor forced victim to masturbate him. Conviction later overturned. Character witnesses for Nestor included Federal Liberal parliamentarian Tony Abbot who studied for priesthood in 1980s. For other accused or convicted Wollongong Catholic offenders, see Father Peter COMENSOLI, Brother Michael EVANS, Brother William HOCKING, David JOHNSON, Father Brian KING and NAME SUPPRESSED 25.

NILE Reverend Frederick "Fred" John, 68 (NSW, 2002). NSW Uniting Church minister, AUS Christian Democratic Party leader, hate-filled morals crusader and NSW Upper House MP. Causes outcry after suggesting Muslim women in AUS should be banned from wearing religious clothes, "because chadors or burkas could conceal weapons" - apparently overlooking fact that nuns wear similar religious clothing, called habits. In 2001, Nile creates stir after comparing US rocker Eminem to "Hitler" and claiming Harry Potter film and books are being used by witches to recruit young people into witchcraft. In 1999, Nile is accused of combining religion with politics in lead up to state election after he publicly condemns US rocker Marilyn Manson as "satanic", denounces AUS first gay ambassador Stephen Brady as "national disgrace", describes US cult TV show Southpark as "kiddie porn" and brands Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras as "blasphemous and obscene". Manson AUS promoter Vivien Lees describes Nile as "opportunistic carpet-bagger" who is "only trying to increase chances of being re-elected". 1999 investigation reveals Nile's Upper House job came with $115,556 salary package. For another political Uniting Church leader whose god died apparently to keep them on a $100K+ pa salary, see Reverend Tim LANGLEY, VIC.

NOBBS Stephen Enoch, 69 (NORFOLK ISLAND, 2001). Norfolk Island Seventh Day Adventist senior deacon, fund-raiser and "pillar of community". Receives suspended 12 month jail sentence in Norfolk Island Supreme Court after being convicted on 6 child sex offences, including 2 counts of indecent assault and 4 of performing indecent act, against 2 girls, aged 7 and 13, in 1981 and again in 1996-8 at Norfolk Island. Report says up to 90 members of island's 1800-strong community affected by case and that conviction may be "tip of iceberg" of "long-repressed tradition of sexual abuse".

NUSKE Matthew Paul, 24 (VIC, 1994). Melbourne Pentecostal born again Christian, student missionary and self-appointed exorcist. Receives suspended 3 month jail sentence in VIC County Court after being convicted on 1 charge of false imprisonment involving woman, aged 49, in 1993 at Antwerp, near Dimboola, VIC. Court hears Nuske, of Warrandyte, Melbourne, believing victim possessed by demons, contributed to her death from internal injuries during unorthodox exorcism conducted with co-defendants David KLINGNER, Leanne REICHENBACH and Ralph VOLLMER. Court told victim suffered from schizophrenia and that Klingner tried to force demons to look at him by forcibly keeping her eyes open. For other accused or convicted exorcism-related offenders, see Matalena AMETE, Father John DEMETRIE, Penelope GRAHAM, William McGARRITY, NAME SUPPRESSED 16 and Patrick WOODLEY.

O'BRIEN Father Denis (VIC, 1999). Melbourne Catholic priest. Removed from Braybrook Catholic Church, in Melbourne's northwest, after Church agrees to pay $25,000 compensation to parishioner who, in 1985, gave birth to his Down syndrome son. Church tribunal hears O'Brien, of Braybrook, abandoned child when second woman he was having sexual relationship with came forward. Church accused of recycling priests after question raised concerning why O'Brien allowed to continue ministering for 14 years after child born.

O'BRIEN Father Ross, 57 (NSW, 1993). Armidale Catholic priest and vocations director. Receives 18 month good behaviour bond in Glenn Innes Local Court after being convicted of indecently assaulting male hitchhiker, aged 23, while parish priest at Glen Innes, north of Armidale, NSW. Court hears O'Brien picked up man between Lismore and Casino, NSW, before abusing him. In 2000, report says O'Brien involved in recruitment and training in NSW's second largest diocese.

O'BRIEN Reverend Terrence (QLD, 2001). Gold Coast Pentecostal born again Christian, Abundant Life Fellowship church minister, prison chaplain, street preacher and evangelist. Ordered to appear in Southport Court on 2 charges of touting and disturbing peace after "spreading the word" to school revellers at Cavill Avenue shopping mall, Gold Coast, in 2001. O'Brien, who attended Abundant Life Fellowship at Carrara and worked as chaplain at Numinbah Correctional Facility, arrested after Gold Coast City Council employee asked him to leave shopping area with fellow street preachers Phil COONROD, David OLIVER and Michael THOMPSON.

O'CALLAGHAN Father John Ignatius, 74 (VIC, 1993). Melbourne Redemptorist priest. Victim support group reveals O'Callaghan allegedly indecently assaulted 3 girls, aged from 12, between 1970s and early 1990s in VIC. Priest dies 1993. For other accused or convicted VIC Redemptorist offenders, see Father Desmond BROWN and Father Gerald GOSS.

O'CALLAGHAN Kevin James, 39 (QLD, 1997). Rockhampton Pentecostal born again Christian, Assemblies of God charismatic church member and secondary school teacher. Appears in Rockhampton Magistrates Court charged with 8 child sex offences, including indecent dealing, indecent assault and aggravated sexual assault, against 2 girls, aged 15, between late 1996 and early 1997 at Rockhampton and Yeppoon, north of QLD. Court hears O'Callaghan, of Rockhampton, allegedly committed offences while teacher at Assemblies of God Cathedral of Praise Christian College, Rockhampton. For other accused or convicted Rockhampton church offenders, see Father Michael DOOLAN, Father Michael McARDLE and Keith WRIGHT.

O'CONNELL Father Sean, 53 (VIC, 1993). Melbourne Catholic priest. Pleads guilty in Melbourne Magistrates Court to 2 counts of making and using false documents. Court hears O'Connell, of Coburg, Melbourne, forged signatures of people authorised to run bingo competition.

O'CONNOR Father John (VIC, 1998). Western Districts Catholic priest. Victim support group reveals O'Connor allegedly indecently assaulted boy, aged 6, over 2 year period in 1970s at Penshurst, north of Warrnambool, VIC. Victim claims abuse lasted several years and involved victim's sister. Priest now deceased. For other accused or convicted Western Districts Catholic offenders, see Father Thomas BROPHY, Father Bryan COFFEY, Father Peter COLLEY, Monsignor John DAY, HORSHAM PARISH, Father Leonard MONK, Father Sydney MOREY and Father Gerald RIDSDALE.

O'DEMPSEY Brother Damien John, 50 (QLD, 1998). Toowoomba Christian Brother, Catholic school principal and QLD Christian Brothers secretary. Appears in Brisbane Magistrates Court charged with 22 child sex offences, including indecent dealing and carnal knowledge, against schoolboy, aged 13 to 16, between 1981 and 1984 at Townsville school, northern QLD. Court hears O'Dempsey, of Toowoomba, touched boy on 19 occasions. In 1995, O'Dempsey receives 18 month jail sentence in Brisbane District Court after being convicted on 6 charges of indecent dealing with boy, aged 15, between January and November 1987 while principal at St Mary's Catholic school, Toowoomba, west of Brisbane. Court hears O'Dempsey touched boy's penis and rubbed his body at school and elsewhere in QLD. Judge says assaults involved "very serious breach of trust".

O'DONNELL Father John Kevin, 78 (VIC, 1995). Melbourne Catholic priest. Receives 3 year and 3 month jail sentence in VIC County Court after pleading guilty to 12 charges of indecently assaulting 11 boys and 1 girl, aged 8 to 14, between 1946 and 1977 while parish priest at Chelsea, Dandenong, Hastings, Oakleigh, Rosebud, Seymour and Tallarook, VIC. Court hears O'Donnell, of Carrum, assaulted victims in presbyteries, sacristies, church halls and at Catholic school camps. Judge describes O'Donnell's behaviour as "audacious" and "rapacious" and classifies him as serious sexual offender. Originally faced 49 child sex charges. O'Donnell dies 1997. In 2002, parents of 2 girls abused by O'Donnell claim former Melbourne Catholic Archbishop George PELL offered $50,000 bribe to stop family going to police.

O'KEEFE Father Thomas (VIC, 1999). Melbourne Catholic priest. Victim support group reveals O'Keefe allegedly indecently assaulted young males in 1974 while assistant priest of convicted pedophile, Father Wilfred BAKER at "battered" DOVETON PARISH, near Dandenong, Melbourne. For other accused or convicted Doveton Catholic offenders, see Father Victor RUBEO and Father Peter SEARSON.

OLIVER David (QLD, 2001). Gold Coast Pentecostal born again Christian, Abundant Life Fellowship church member, street preacher and evangelist. Ordered to appear in Southport Court charged with contravening a direction and obstructing police after "spreading the word" to school revellers at Cavill Avenue shopping mall, Gold Coast, in 2001. Thompson, who attended Abundant Life Fellowship at Carrara, arrested after Gold Coast City Council employee asked him to leave shopping area and accused him of disturbing peace and breaking touting laws with fellow street preachers Phil COONROD, Reverend Terrence O'BRIEN and Michael THOMPSON.

O'REGAN Father John, 74 (QLD, 1998). Brisbane Catholic priest, Oblates of Mary Immaculate Brother and Sisters of Nazareth counsellor. Dies in Perth during police pedophile task force attempts to interview him over alleged sexual abuse of girls, aged from 8, between 1950s and 1960s at NAZARETH HOUSE, Wynnum North, Brisbane. Leneen Forde QLD Commission into Child Abuse hears one girl, aged 12, was sent to O'Regan to learn about facts of life and was molested by him. In 1998, report says at least 3 victims "devastated" and "cheated" by O'Regan's death. For other accused Nazareth House offenders, see Sister Bernard MARY and Sister PHILOMENA. For other accused Catholic offenders who died before court hearings, see Father Nazareno FASCIALE, Father Jack GUBBELS, Brother Philip HALL, Father Daniel HOURIGAN and Brother Berchmans MOYNAHAN. For other accused or convicted church offenders named during Forde Commission, see Edwin SMITH and Father Errol STANAWAY.

O'ROURKE Father Leonard John, 79 (QLD, 2001). Central QLD Catholic priest. Appears in Brisbane District Court charged with 13 counts of indecent dealing with 5 boys, aged under 14, between 1962 and 1964 while assistant priest at Marian, near Mackay, QLD. Court hears O'Rourke, of Margara, east of Bundaberg, assaulted altar boys while attached to Holy Rosary Catholic school on central QLD coast. Walks free after defence counsel wins permanent stay of prosecution based on "extreme delay" of charges and fact several witnesses had died or could not be contacted.

PAINTER Reverend Michael Roderick, 54 (WA, 1994). Perth Anglican priest. Receives 3 year probation and 240 hour community-based order in Perth District Court after pleading guilty to 2 charges of indecently assaulting boy, aged 17, at Mt Hawthorne Anglican rectory, Perth. Court hears boy awoke to find Painter, of Middle Swan, Perth, performing oral sex on him. Priest found dead in car south of Perth after sentencing. For other accused or convicted church offenders found dead in cars, see Peter BOHRSMANN, Brother Michael EVANS, Brother John GLADWIN, Kevin GUY and Kevin LYNCH. For other accused or convicted WA Anglican offenders, see Reverend Frank BAZELY and Reverend Frederick UNDERWOOD.

PAPADIMITROPOULOS Andreas (VIC, 2002). Melbourne Greek Orthodox priest. Receives 2 month suspended jail sentence in Melbourne Magistrates Court after pleading guilty to indecently assaulting girl, aged 17, in 2002 at St Catherine's Church in Malvern East, Melbourne, where offence occurred. Court hears Father Papadimitropoulos, of Malvern East, kissed and fondled girl in church office. Judge says he could "not imagine a greater betrayal of trust from a priest".

PELL Archbishop George Pell, 61 (VIC, 2002). Sydney Catholic Archbishop and former Melbourne Catholic Archbishop, aka "Pell Pot" and "Bully Bishop"*. Leader of AUS largest pedophile dating club. Steps aside as Sydney archbishop after church launches investigation into allegation that he molested altar boy, aged 12, in 1961 while trainee priest at VIC Catholic seminary. Victim claims offence occurred at Smith's Beach church camp, Phillip Island, south of Melbourne. Also in 2002: Pell accused of covering up abuse of convicted church sex abuser Robert BLUNDEN during 1966-7 police investigation; parents of victims of convicted pedophile priest Father John O'DONNELL claim Pell offered $50,000 bribe to prevent them going to police; victim of pedophile priest Father Gerald RIDSDALE claims Pell offered him hush money to keep quiet about sex abuse; co-worker of accused pedophile priest Father Ronald PICKERING claims Pell brushed aside complaints she made against priest; victim of accused pedophile priest Father James WHELAN claims Pell had known of priest's alleged sexual misconduct spanning 40 years; victims of clergy abuse denounce Pell after he tells Catholic youth forum that abortion "more serious moral crime than sexual abuse by clergy". (For convicted pedophile Catholic priest accused of paying for victim's abortion, see Father Kevin COX.) In 2000, Pell accused of contradicting church law by reinstalling Monsignor James MURRAY after pleading guilty to indecent assault. In 1999, Pell accused of hypocrisy after declaring homosexuality "immoral" weeks after homosexual priest Father Raymond DEAL is charged with indecent assault against male. In 1996, victims of pedophile priests Brother Robert BEST, Brother Edward DOWLAN, Brother FITZGERALD and Father Gerald RIDSDALE, call for Pell's resignation after reports reveal he shared presbytery with AUS most notorious pedophile priest; further calls are made for Pell's resignation after reports reveal Pell spent 10 years (1973-83) at ST ALIPIUS', VIC's most notorious pedophile primary school. In 1993, victims of convicted pedophile priest Father Gerald RIDSDALE accuse Pell of double standards after he accompanies Ridsdale into court instead of his 21 victims. See also Bishop Ronald MULKEARNS. *Aka "Daddy Spice" after VIC newspaper in 2001 reported Pell surrounded by inner circle of "girlie" priests dubbed "Spice Girls".

PERKINS Brian Bertram Morris, 66 (SA, 2002). Adelaide Catholic school bus driver. Extradited from QLD to appear in Adelaide District Court over 6 child sex charges, including 2 counts of inciting child to commit indecent act, 2 of possessing child pornography, indecent assault and unlawful sexual intercourse, involving at least 5 intellectually-disabled children, aged 12 to 14, between 1987 and 1991 while employed at ST ANN'S special school for intellectually disabled, Marion, in Adelaide's south. Reports reveal accused charged in 1993 but that it took 9 years to locate and arrest him at Gin Gin, near Bundaberg. Perkins, now of Hackham West, Adelaide, also charged with forcing child to expose body with view to gratifying prurient interest.

PERRETT Father David, 59 (NSW, 1996).Armidale Catholic priest and chaplain. Receives 3 year good behaviour bond in Orange District Court after being found guilty of sexually abusing 3 boys at Walgett and Guyra. In 2002, another victim, an intellectually disabled aboriginal boy, claims on ABC-TV's Four Corners that he had been raped by Father Perrett at Walgett.

PHILOMENA Sister (QLD, 2001). Brisbane Sisters of Nazareth nun. Accused in QLD Supreme Court compensation claim of frequent physical assaults against orphaned girl, aged under 16, at notorious NAZARETH HOUSE children's home, Wynnum North, Brisbane. Report claims Sister Philomena, now deceased, selected victim and other children for sexual assaults by alleged pedophile priest, Father John O'REGAN. For another accused Nazareth House offender, see Sister Bernard MARY.

PICKERING Father Ronald Dennis (VIC, 2002). Melbourne Catholic priest. AUS Catholic Church pays sex abuse victims more than $50,000 compensation after acknowledging Pickering sexually abused mainly young choir and altar boys between 1966 and 1993 while priest at Essendon, St Kilda East, Warburton, Clayton and Gardenvale. Church Independent Sexual Abuse Commission admits Pickering "had a proclivity for child abuse" and one victim claims up to 100 boys may have been abused by Pickering who lured his young victims with promises of watching television or receiving pocket money for doing odd jobs. In 1993, Pickering fled AUS following legal investigation and was last heard living in England where he applied to become priest. In 2002, victims informed Pickering's extradition to face charges in Melbourne "unlikely" since case "not serious enough" to justify costs. Also in 2002, former Gardenvale Catholic primary school teacher reveals she raised concerns about Pickering with former Melbourne Catholic Archbishop George PELL in 1989, but was "brushed aside".

PIDOTO Father Terence Melville, 56 (VIC, 2001). Kilmore Catholic priest and Scouts AUS regional chaplain. Yea 1993 Citizen of Year Award nominee. Receives 3 year jail sentence in Melbourne County Court after being convicted on 4 charges of indecently assaulting altar boy, aged 10, over 12 month period between 1977 and 1978 at Assumption Marist Brothers College, Kilmore, north of Melbourne. Court hears Pidoto, of Bacchus Marsh, massaged "countless" boys and used Vaseline to massage victim's penis and digitally penetrate boy at least 3 times. Judge says Pidoto committed "truly wicked" breach of trust and classifies him as serious sexual offender. In 2002, Pidoto freed on bail and was last heard living with his parents at Bacchus Marsh. For other accused or convicted Assumption College Kilmore offenders, see Brother John DYSON, Father Desmond GANNON and Brother Francis HESFORD.

PILLER Vincent Paul, 21 (NSW, 1995). Sydney Catholic church member and chef. Receives 13 year jail sentence in NSW Supreme Court after being convicted of murdering restaurant employee, aged 18, in 1994 during bungled armed robbery at Pizza Hut, Jannali, south of Sydney. Court hears Piller, of Harris Park, Sydney, attended church every Sunday and went to Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic primary school, Greystanes, Sydney. Report says friends and neighbours could not understand why Piller, whose mother taught scripture at Greystanes, would shoot man with 12-gauge pump-action shotgun. Judge describes shooting as "conscious and deliberate act" on prisoner's part.

PITOLAU Samasoni, 24 (VIC, 2001). Melbourne Mormon missionary and Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints member. Receives 4 month jail sentence in VIC County Court after being convicted on 1 charge of intentionally causing harm to wife, aged 24, in 2001 at Narre Warren, southeast of Melbourne. Court hears Pitolau, of Narre Warren, beat wife who was 24 weeks pregnant with metal broomstick causing multiple bruising. Judge describes Pitolau's attacks as "cowardly" and "an affront to his purported religious beliefs".

PITTS Kevin, 42 (NSW, 1993). Sydney Pentecostal born again Christian, independent church member and Sunday school teacher. Receives 3 year jail sentence in Penrith District Court after pleading guilty to 12 charges of indecently assaulting boy, aged 9, and girl, aged 10, over 10 year period while Sunday school teacher at Werrington Community Church, Sydney. Court hears Pitts, who attended Werrington Community Church, assaulted girls at Christian camps, seminars and in victims' homes. For other accused or convicted Sunday school offenders, see Geoffrey DOBBS, John LANE, Robert LOWE and Mark ROLLS. For another accused or convicted Sydney Pentecostalist sex offender, see Haydn SARGENT.

PRITCHARD Father Peter Harold "Joseph", 53 (NSW, 1997). Parramatta Society of St Gerard Majella Brother, order vicar-general, Catholic priest, secondary school principal and naval chaplain. Receives maximum 6 year jail sentence in Sydney District Court after pleading guilty to 4 sex charges, including 2 counts of indecent assault, 1 of committing unlawful sexual intercourse and 1 of assault with intent to committing unlawful sexual intercourse, against 7 male trainee priests and another man, all aged 16 to 21, over 19 year period between 1973 and 1992 while at Parramatta, Sydney. Court hears Pritchard, of Nambucca Heads, on NSW's northern coast, molested one victim, aged 17, who was mourning death of his grandfather, and sexually assaulted another male, aged 18, while naval chaplain. Court told Pritchard silenced victims by saying "nobody would believe" priests would commit such acts. Originally faced 17 sex offences against 10 victims when charged in 1995. Order closed 1994. For other accused or convicted SOCIETY OF ST GERARD MAJELLA offenders, see Father Stephen ROBINSON and Father John SWEENEY.

RANDELL Stephen, 49 (TAS, 1999). Burnie Catholic primary school teacher and international cricket umpire. Receives 4 year jail sentence in TAS Supreme Court after being convicted on 15 charges of indecently assaulting 9 girls, aged 10 to 12, between 1981 and 1982 while grade 6 teacher at Burnie Marist Brothers primary school, TAS. Court hears Randell, formerly of Hobart, assaulted girls by kissing them, rubbing their bare backs, breasts or thighs in class or other school rooms, and forcing some to masturbate him. Judge says Randell treated victims as "sexual playthings", describing his acts as "brazen". Report says "glittering career" of AUS most successful test umpire was over. Originally faced 27 child sex charges. Released on parole from Hayes Prison Farm in 2002 after serving 2 years and 9 months.

RAPSON Father David Edward, 37 (VIC, 1992). Sunbury Catholic priest, Salesian Brother and Catholic school vice-principal. Receives 2 year jail sentence in Melbourne Magistrates Court after pleading guilty to 5 charges of indecently assaulting boy, aged 15, in 1987 while vice-principal at Salesian College, Sunbury, north of Melbourne. Court hears Rapson, of Sunbury, used alcohol to seduce and molest victim. Originally faced 10 child sex charges. For another accused or convicted Sunbury Catholic offender, see Father Francis KLEP.

REDFERN Father Graham, 57 (VIC, 2002). Melbourne Catholic priest. Investigation reveals AUS Catholic Church paid sex abuse victim $15,000 compensation after Church Commission into Sexual Abuse finds priest sexually abused youth, aged 18, in 1976 just weeks after giving last rites to victim's mother. Police statements allege Redfern took youth to motels and on country trips, where sexual abuse occurred. Despite commission's finding, church found it would "not be in public interest" to sack Redfern. 2002 report reveals that, after victim lodged statements with VIC police in 1995, Redfern went on "sabbatical" from Seymour parish where he had served since early 1990s and in 1996 reappeared at St Thomas More Church, Mt Eliza, where he served as assistant priest until 2001.

REED Malcolm Joseph, 51 (VIC, 1992). Melbourne Presbyterian preacher and Justice of Peace. Receives maximum 3 year jail sentence in VIC County Court after pleading guilty to 10 charges of obtaining property by deception and 1 of false pretences in scheme to defraud 11 VIC finance companies of almost $1.5 million. Court hears scheme involved finance companies being wrongly told that goods being installed at Mary Lyn guest house, Marysville, northeast of Melbourne, were part of renovation program. Court told Reed, of Diamond Creek, Melbourne, obtained almost $1.5 million over 2 year and 4 month period and was "main player" in scheme involving 2 other church members, including William BRUMLEY and William VERRAN.

REICHENBACH Leanne Merlyn, 31 (VIC, 1994). VIC Pentecostal born again Christian, former Lutheran, independent home church member and self-appointed exorcist. Receives suspended 2 year jail sentence in VIC County Court after being convicted on 1 charge of manslaughter and 1 of false imprisonment involving woman, aged 49, in 1993 at Antwerp, near Dimboola, VIC. Court hears Reichenbach, of Glenlee, VIC, believing woman possessed by demons, contributed to her death from internal injuries during unorthodox exorcism conducted with co-defendants David KLINGNER, Matthew NUSKE and Ralph VOLLMER. Court told victim suffered from schizophrenia and that she died soon after Reichenbach massaged victim's throat and touched her tongue. For other accused or convicted exorcism-related offenders, see Matalena AMETE, Father John DEMETRIE, Penelope GRAHAM, William McGARRITY, NAME SUPPRESSED 16 and Patrick WOODLEY. For other VIC Pentecostalists accused or convicted of murder or manslaughter, see Toungo FANGAAKE, Mihai FIRULOVICI and Benjamin GOOSSENS. Also see Reginald ARTHURELL and John WASON.

REID Malcolm "Happy Harry", 24 (NSW, 1992). Orange church youth group leader. Receives 18 month jail sentence in Wollongong Local Court after being convicted on charges of committing acts of indecency against 2 boys, both aged 14, at his Orange home, central NSW. Reid known as "Happy Harry" to readers of Illawarra Mercury. For another accused or convicted Orange church offender, see Richard JONES and Ronald MILLS and Brother Robert NELSON.

REID Ronald Edward, 70 (QLD, 2001). Brisbane preacher, charity worker and Blue Nurses state director. Receives 6 month jail sentence in Brisbane District Court after pleading guilty to 4 charges, including 2 counts of unlawful stalking, 1 of indecent dealing and 1 of improper use of carriage service, against girl, aged 12, between 1998 and 2000 in Brisbane. Court hears Reid, of Brisbane's northside, made obscene and threatening phonecalls to victim, describing graphic sexual situations and claiming he had sex with her friend. Court told Reid had been preacher at northside church since 1947 and Blue Nurses state director for 30 years.

REYNOLDS John Claude, 60 (TAS, 1996). Launceston Christian youth group leader and Care and Rehabilitations Ministries (CARM) director. Receives 3 year jail sentence in TAS Supreme Court after pleading guilty to 5 gross indecency charges, including 2 counts of committing unlawful sexual intercourse, against boy, aged 7, between 1967 and 1973 while head of CARM drop-in centre, Launceston, TAS. Court hears Reynolds took boy to popular fishing spot and attempted to have anal sex with him in kombi van. CARM described as Christian organisation with links to Memorial Baptist church and St Aidan's Anglican church, Launceston.

RICHARDSON Robert John, 44 (VIC, 1994). Melbourne YMCA youth leader and scoutmaster. Receives 10 year jail sentence in VIC County Court after being convicted on 41 child sex charges, including 32 counts of indecent assault, 7 of performing indecent act and 2 of committing unlawful sexual intercourse, against 12 boys, aged 11 to 16, between 1973 and 1993 in VIC. Court hears Richardson, of Brunswick, used position to win trust of children and parents. Judge says Richardson's crimes numbered "about 100" and at least 3 victims suffered psychological damage. Originally faced 41 child sex charges.

RIDDLE Gary John, 50 (VIC, 2002). Geelong Baptist churchgoer, youth leader and primary school teacher. Receives maximum 5 year jail sentence in VIC Appeals Court after pleading guilty to 14 sex offences, including indecent assaults, gross indecency and sexual penetration, against 9 girls, aged 10 to 16, between 1971 and 1989 at Geelong, Hawthorn and Port Campbell. Court hears Riddle, of Bell Post Hill, Geelong, continued offending despite church pastor confronting him about behaviour in 1983. Originally charged with 52 offences against 11 victims.

RIDSDALE Father Gerald Francis, 59 (VIC, 1994). Western Districts Catholic priest, aka "Fozzie Bear". Receives record 18 year jail sentence in Warrnambool County Court after pleading guilty to 46 charges, including 36 counts of indecent assault, 5 of committing unlawful sexual intercourse, 4 of gross indecency and 1 of attempting unlawful sexual intercourse, against 21 children, aged 9 to 15, between 1961 and 1982 while parish priest at Apollo Bay, Ballarat, Edenhope, Inglewood, Mortlake and Swan Hill, VIC. Also priest at HORSHAM PARISH, VIC, between 1986 and 1988. Described in court as AUS most notorious pedophile. Sacked by pope in 1993. Court hears Ridsdale, of Bondi, NSW, assaulted victims in toilet blocks, showers, bed and confessional. Ridsdale allegedly carried jar of Vaseline in car and once rewarded altar boy with sacramental bread after twice molesting him while driving home from mass. Another victim underwent anal surgery after being sodomised by priest. Court also told Ridsdale indecently assaulted girl, aged 10, after officiating at her father's funeral. Judge says Ridsdale "heartlessly abused his power" by committing "wicked and appalling acts of debauchery". In 1997, report lists Ridsdale as one of VIC's top 4 sex fiends. For another reported sex fiend, see Robert LOWE. Ridsdale originally faced 180 child sex charges, including 102 counts of indecent assault, 55 of indecent assault, 21 of committing unlawful sexual intercourse and 2 of attempting unlawful sexual intercourse, against children across VIC's Western Districts. For other accused or convicted Western Districts Catholic offenders, see Father Thomas BROPHY, Father Bryan COFFEY, Father Peter COLLEY, Monsignor John DAY, Father Leonard MONK, Father Sydney MOREY and Father John O'CONNOR. Between 1971 and 1973, Ridsdale also served as chaplain at notorious ST ALIPIUS' Christian Brothers primary school, Ballarat East, VIC. Court hears Ridsdale sodomised boy in St Alipius' bikeshed after he came to him for help after being molested by another St Alipius' priest, Brother Edward DOWLAN. For other accused or convicted St Alipius' Ballarat offenders, see Brother Robert BEST, Brother Stephen FARRELL and Brother FITZGERALD. In 1995, one of Ridsdale's victims himself appears in Ballarat Magistrates Court on 2 child sex charges (see NAME SUPPRESSED 9). In 1997, Bishop Ronald MULKEARNS resigns amid accusations that, as head of Ballarat diocese, he had covered up Ridsdale's offences. In 2002, another one of Ridsdale's victims, his nephew, claims archbishop-designate George PELL asked him in 1993 what it would take to keep quiet about attacks.

RILEY Brother Francis "Greg" (NSW, 1999). NSW Christian Brother. Receives 3 year jail sentence in NSW District Court after pleading guilty to 17 charges of indecently assaulting boys, aged under 16, between late 1970s and early 1980s in NSW. Full extent of Riley's abuses known in 1996 after investigations made during Justice James Wood's NSW Royal Commission into Pedophilia. For other accused or convicted church offenders exposed during Wood Commission, see Robert "Dolly" DUNN, Brother Michael EVANS, Brother Brian GORDON, Brother John LITTLER, NAME SUPPRESSED 14 and Brother NAME SUPPRESSED 15.

ROBINSON Brother Brian James, 74 (QLD, 1999). QLD Christian Brother. Committed for trial in Brisbane Magistrates Court on 4 sex charges, including 2 counts of carnal knowledge and 2 of permitting carnal knowledge, against children, aged under 16, from 1969 in QLD.

ROBINSON Father Stephen Joseph, 51 (NSW, 1998). Parramatta Society of St Gerard Majella Brother, novice master and spiritual director. Receives maximum 3 year jail sentence in Sydney District Court after being convicted on acts of indecency against 2 novices, aged 17, between 1979 and 1981 while at Parramatta, Sydney. Court hears assaults included mutual masturbation, unlawful sexual intercourse and oral intercourse. Judge says Robinson "preyed" on one victim, describing abuse as "extreme". Order closed 1994. For other accused or convicted SOCIETY OF ST GERARD MAJELLA offenders, see Father Peter PRITCHARD and Father John SWEENEY.

ROLLS Mark Douglas Tregurtha, 59 (VIC, 1995). Gippsland Anglican Sunday school teacher, cub leader and Anglican church member. Receives 8 year and 9 month jail sentence in Morwell County Court after pleading guilty to 57 sex charges, including committing unlawful sexual intercourse, gross indecency and indecent assault, against 33 children, aged 3 to 12, between 1954 and 1994. Court hears Rolls, of Trafalgar, east of Melbourne, met most victims while Sunday school teacher at Trafalgar Anglican church, Gippsland, VIC. Rolls allegedly encouraged victims to join cub group before taking them on overnight camping trips where he molested them. Judge says Rolls used sweets, alcohol and computer games to ensnare victims. Originally faced 218 sex charges against 55 children. For other accused or convicted Sunday school offenders, see Geoffrey DOBBS, John LANE, Robert LOWE and Kevin PITTS.

ROSENOW William "Hallelujah Bill", 70 (VIC, 1994). Ballarat Salvation Army member. Dies after being charged with indecently assaulting female employee, aged 24, at his home Ballarat home, central VIC. Rosenow described as "prominent Ballarat businessman" and "sanctimonious Christian".

RUBEO Father Victor, 63 (VIC, 1996). Melbourne Catholic priest. Receives 12 month good behaviour bond in Ringwood Magistrates Court after pleading guilty to 2 charges of indecently assaulting 2 boys, aged under 16, during 1960s at Laverton parish, Melbourne. Court hears police investigated Rubeo, of Boronia, after complaints made against him while serving at "battered" DOVETON PARISH, near Dandenong, Melbourne. For other accused or convicted Doveton Catholic offenders, see Father Wilfred BAKER, Father Thomas O'KEEFE and Father Peter SEARSON.

RYAN Father Oliver, 65 (WA, 1998). Perth Catholic priest. Charged with indecent behaviour after making obscene gesture at plain clothes police officer in 1998 at Leederville, Perth. Police say officer had been on patrol at time of Ryan's arrest after receiving numerous complaints concerning "activities of men" in area.

RYAN Father Vincent Gerard, 59 (NSW, 1997). Hunter Valley Catholic priest. Receives 11 year minimum jail sentence in Cooma District Court after pleading guilty to 53 child sex charges against 26 boys, aged 6 to 14, between 1972 and 1993 in locations around Newcastle while parish priest in Hunter Valley region north of Sydney. Court hears Ryan, formerly of East Maitland, enticed child members of his congregations with pornographic videos and magazines before indecently assaulting them orally and anally. Judge describes offences as debasing, degrading and almost beyond belief. In 1996, Ryan receives 6 year jail sentence in Newcastle District Court after pleading guilty to 11 child sex charges, including 6 counts of indecent assault and 5 of committing unlawful sexual intercourse, against 5 altar boys, aged 10 to 18, while parish priest in Hunter Valley region. Court hears Ryan encouraged victims to strip in front of him before engaging in masturbation and attempted anal intercourse with each other. For another accused or convicted Hunter Valley Catholic offender, see Father John DENHAM.

SAMPSON Lloyd Luciano, 47 (WA, 2000). WA Pentecostal born again Christian and New Apostolic Church minister. Receives 10 year jail sentence in WA court after being convicted on 15 child sex charges, including 5 counts of committing unlawful sexual intercourse and 3 of indecent dealing, against 3 sisters, aged under 15, in WA. Offences surface after youngest girl complained minister was hurting her and wanted to commit suicide. Court hears minister married with 2 children.

SAPSFORD Reverend Alan, 66 (VIC, 2002). Wangaratta Anglican priest and archdeacon. Ordered to appear in Seymour Magistrates Court charged with gross indecency and indecent assault against altar boy, aged 13 to 16, over 3 year period "several decades ago". Report reveals Reverend Sapsford, of Avenel, who ceased holding Anglican church license in 1996, spent 30 years in Wangaratta church diocese and was archdeacon (one rung below bishop) from 1979 to 1996.

SARGENT Haydn Gerald, 62 (NSW, 1998). Sydney Pentecostal born again Christian, Church of Christ charismatic church minister and Brisbane talkback radio host. Charged with 12 child sex offences, including 2 counts of committing unlawful sexual intercourse and 10 of indecent assault, against boy, aged under 16, between 1959 and 1960 in Sydney. Charges dropped in 1999 on grounds victim allegedly disturbed. For another accused or convicted Sydney Pentecostalist sex offender, see Kevin PITTS.

SCHMITT Raymond George, 67 (WA, 1998). WA Christian missionary. Receives 3 year and 6 month jail sentence in WA court after being convicted on charge of indecent dealing with boy, aged 14, under his care in WA.

SCRUTTON Joseph, 24 (VIC, 2001). Melbourne pastor's son. Appears in Melbourne Magistrates Court charged with drug possession, drug trafficking, possession of proceeds of crime, unlicensed driving and firearms offences. Court hears Scrutton arrested in 2000 after leaving bag containing 90g amphetamines, 1251 ecstasy tablets, 235 sheets LSD and $1000 cash at Moorabbin, Melbourne, carwash. For another accused or convicted churchleader's son, see Toby BLACKLER and Richard JONES.

SEARSON Father Peter, 74 (VIC, 1997). Melbourne Catholic priest and primary school teacher. Receives 6 month good behaviour bond in Dandenong Magistrates Court after pleading guilty to charge of physically assaulting altar boy, aged 12, between 1984 and 1997 while priest at "battered" DOVETON PARISH, near Dandenong, WA. Court hears Searson, on one occasion, struck boy because he giggled during mass. Also in 1997, Searson removed from parish after 50 people complain about him taking children out of school for one-on-one sex education classes. For other accused or convicted Doveton Catholic offenders, see Father Wilfred BAKER, Father Thomas O'KEEFE and Father Victor RUBEO.

SEDDON Phillip Andrew, 25 (VIC, 1992). Melbourne Christian church member and technical officer. Receives suspended 12 month jail sentence and 3 year good behaviour bond in VIC County Court after pleading guilty to 7 child sex charges, including 4 counts of indecent assault and 3 of committing unlawful sexual intercourse, against girl, aged 2, over 4 year period in Melbourne. Court hears police notified of offences after Seddon, of Essendon, confessed them to priest.

SHARWOOD Reverend Robert Francis (QLD, 2002). Brisbane Anglican priest and school chaplain. Is sacked as chaplain of exclusive Churchie Anglican Grammar school, East Brisbane, in February 2002 after allegations surface that he repeatedly molested young male between 1974 and 1976 while serving at Brisbane Anglican Church. Police contacted in January 2002 after victim learns Sharwood still working with children. For other accused or convicted Churchie offenders, see NAME SUPPRESSED 37, NAME SUPPRESSED 40 and William WHITELOCK. See also Gov-Gen Peter HOLLINGWORTH who served as Churchie school council president while Brisbane archbishop until 2001.

SHEA John Rowan, 73 (VIC, 1996). Melbourne trainee Catholic priest, church volunteer worker and football coach. Receives maximum 3 year jail sentence in Melbourne County Court after being convicted on 12 child sex charges, including 11 counts of indecent assault and 1 of attempting unlawful sexual intercourse, against 2 boys, both aged 13, between 1969 and 1978 while at St Roch's Catholic church, Glen Iris, Melbourne. Court hears Shea, of East Malvern, turned his home into drop-in centre for boys lured from St Emmaus Catholic primary school, Sydenham, and Whitefriars Carmelite secondary school, Donvale. Judge describes Shea as man "hoist by own petard".

SHEARMAN Bishop Donald, 76 (QLD, 2002). Rockhampton Anglican bishop and OBE recipient. AUS Governor-General and former Brisbane Anglican archbishop Peter HOLLINGWORTH comes under fire after allowing Shearman to serve in church while Brisbane archbishop despite being aware of allegations that Shearman sexually abused at least 2 victims. Reports allege Shearman, of Brisbane, assaulted one girl, aged 14, repeatedly over 2 year period in mid-1950s at St John's Church of England Hostel, Forbes, central NSW. In 1993, another victim allegedly went to Hollingworth with abuse claims against bishop but apparently was discouraged from going to police. In 2001, Shearman's priest's license revoked only after Hollingworth resigns as archbishop to become Governor General. For other accused or convicted church offenders linked to Gov-Gen Peter HOLLINGWORTH, see Reverend John ELLIOTT, Kevin GUY, Kevin LYNCH, Canon Ross McAULEY and William WHITELOCK.

SHELLEY Michael Darcy, 54 (QLD, 2001). Brisbane self-proclaimed priest and Christian minister. Pleads guilty in Brisbane Magistrates Court to 1 count of stalking QLD Families Department minister between April and October 2000 in Brisbane. Court hears Shelley visited victim's home late at night to intimidate her into gaining access to his 4 children. Shelley also appears in Ipswich Magistrates Court in 2001 charged with assault, wilful damage and obstructing police after confronting Families Department staff at Ipswich, southwest of Brisbane.

SIMPKINS Terence, 55 (NSW, 1995). Sydney Catholic school teacher and youth group leader. Receives 3 year jail sentence in Penrith District Court after pleading guilty to indecently assaulting 7 boys, all aged 12, between 1969 and 1975 while teacher at Patrician Brothers College, Liverpool, south of Sydney, St Mary's Catholic College, Gunnedah, northern NSW, and Barker Anglican College, Hornsby, Sydney. Court hears Simpkins befriended students in position as teacher and organiser of youth camp on Colo River, northwest of Sydney. Court told 1 boy, after being molested by Simpkins, approached Catholic priest, Father Richard CATTELL, who seized opportunity to assault him.

SIMPSON Brother Terence Anthony, 58 (NSW, 2000). Sydney Christian Brother and Catholic school teacher. Appears in Wollongong Local Court charged with indecently assaulting boy, aged 8, in 1961 while teacher at St Joseph's Christian Brothers Primary School, Newtown, Sydney. Court hears Simpson, of Brighton, Brisbane, used his black cassock to cloak sexual assault of victim. In 1998, Simpson receives suspended 2 year jail sentence in Brisbane District Court after pleading guilty to 6 charges of indecent dealing with 2 boys, aged 8 and 9, in 1962 while teacher at St Joseph's Christian Brothers College, Gregory Terrace, Brisbane. Court hears Simpson indecently groped boys as they stood behind his teacher's desk in front of class, even during religion lessons. Simpson allegedly threatened to whip one victim if he complained about being molested. Court told Christian Brothers "evil, depraved organisation that fostered and sheltered pedophiles". Child abuse campaigner John Warner says outside court that Christian Brothers should be disbanded "in interests of child protection".

SMEDLEY Derek Neil, 44 (WA, 1998). Perth Jehovah's Witness church member. Receives 9 year jail sentence in WA District Court after being convicted on 5 counts of indecent assault against stepdaughter, aged 12 to 14, between 1984 and 1987 at Gnangara, Heathridge, Kingsley, Northam and Wanneroo, WA. Court hears Smedley, of Heathridge, sexually assaulted stepdaughter at Northam during construction of Jehovah's Witness Kingdom Hall.

SMITH Major Charles Alan, 65 (WA, 1997). WA Salvation Army officer. Receives 15 year jail sentence in Perth District Court after pleading guilty to 39 child sex charges, including gross indecency, carnal knowledge and indecent assault, against 9 boys, aged under 17, during 1960s and 1970s in WA. Judge describes Major Smith as "true pedophile who preyed on young boys and used them as sexual playthings".

SMITH Edwin James, 69 (QLD, 1996). Brisbane Plymouth Brethren children's home boarding master and handyman. Receives maximum 7 year jail sentence in Brisbane District Court after pleading guilty to 21 child sex charges, including 12 counts of indecent dealing and 9 of gross indecency, against orphan boy, aged 10, over 5 year period between 1959 and 1964 at Plymouth Brethren Silky Oaks Children's Haven, Manly, Brisbane. Court hears victim suffered 5 years of torture including being sexually assaulted while waiting for ambulance after breaking arm. Home described in court as "pedophile's paradise for sick religious zealots". Leneen Forde QLD Commission into Child Abuse told Smith, of Toowoomba, compelled boys to perform acts of masturbation on him, with Smith performing similar acts on them and that at least 3 other boys were victims. For other accused or convicted church offenders named during Forde Commission, see NAZARETH HOUSE, Father John O'REGAN and Father Errol STANAWAY.

SMITH Raymond Colin, 40 (NSW, 2002). Newcastle Mercy Ships Christian charity voluntary youth worker. Pleads guilty in Newcastle District Court to molesting 2 girls, aged 6, in 1999 while working with Mercy Ships Ministry Of Youth With A Mission Christian charity in Manila, Philippines. Court hears Smith lured girls into room where he photographed their genitals and sexually assaulted them. In 1997, Smith received 18 month suspended jail sentence and 3 year probation in Brisbane court on pornography and indecent dealing charges involving girls as young as four. Court told Smith committed latest offences while on probation for earlier convictions. In 2002, Smith also ordered to appear in Newcastle District Court to face charges of possessing more than 2700 images of child pornography found during raid by Australian Federal Police at his parents' home at Newcastle, north of Sydney.

SMITH Brother Regis (VIC, 2000). Melbourne Franciscan brother and Catholic priest. AUS Catholic Church agrees to pay sex abuse victim $200,000 compensation after Church Commission into Sexual Abuse accepts as "substantially correct" victim's allegations against 3 priests, including Brother Godfrey AINSWORTH, Father Francis ELLUL and Brother Regis Smith. Commission hears Smith, of Waverley, Sydney, in 1982 indecently assaulted female victim, aged 34, over 3 hour period at St Kilda. Commission told priest former footballer whose strength was "enormous". Report describes payment as "near-record".

SOCIETY OF ST GERARD MAJELLA (NSW, 1994). Sydney Catholic teaching order. Disbanded after Sydney Major Crime Squad detectives investigate at least 16 allegations of sexual misconduct and abuse by order members against trainee priests between 1973 and 1993 at Parramatta, in Sydney's west. Order established in 1958 with aim of conducting religious classes in Catholic schools across NSW. Catholic historian Brother Barry Coldrey describes order as "something of paedophile organisation managing a male harem". Major Crime Squad Task Force Caise investigation leads to charges laid against Father Peter PRITCHARD, Father Stephen ROBINSON and Father John SWEENEY.

SOUTER Robert Leslie, 46 (NSW, 2000). Wollongong Jehovah's Witness church member. Receives maximum 5 year jail sentence in Wollongong District Court after pleading guilty to 5 sex charges, including 1 count of buggery and 4 of indecent assault, against 2 teenage boys between 1978 and 1980. Court hears Souter, who attended Jehovah's Witness Corrimal congregation at Balgownie, assaulted victims while on beach and Blue Mountains church outings. Court told church elders told of offences in 1990 but failed to contact police. Judge criticises church for failing to report criminal activity, saying church may have spiritual responsibility but it does not exceed state authority.

SPRATT Brother Richard Peter, 59 (ACT, 1996). ACT Marist Brother and Catholic school teacher. Receives 2 year good behaviour bond and fined $2000 in Cooma Local Court after pleading guilty to 2 acts of indecency against boy, aged 14, in 1979 at Carinya Marist Brothers holiday centre, Jindabyne, NSW, south of Canberra, and Wategoes Marist Brothers beach residence, Byron Bay, northern NSW. Victim's stepfather outside court describes sentence given to Spratt, of Jindabyne, as "really ridiculous ... when you consider what it's done to our son".

SRBINOVSKI Tome, 49 (VIC, 1993). Melbourne Macedonian Church member. Receives 9 year jail sentence in Melbourne County Court after pleading guilty to 4 charges, including 2 counts of committing unlawful sexual intercourse and 2 of unlawful detention, against 2 Melbourne women in 1992. Court hears Srbinovski, of Laverton, picked up one girl at St Kilda, and bashed and raped her at Altona in Melbourne's western suburbs. Then, month later, defendant picked up another girl in St Kilda and bashed and raped her at paddock, also at Altona. Srbinovski tells court he thought both girls prostitutes and that "rape of prostitute less heinous than rape of non-prostitute". Judge dismisses claim as "nonsense". Reports describe Srbinovski as "pillar" of Melbourne Macedonian church.

ST ALIPIUS' (VIC, 1996). Ballarat East Christian Brothers primary school. Pedophile ring exposed after investigations reveal school's entire male staff preyed on boys, aged 8 to 11, in 1971. See Brother Robert BEST (headmaster and pedophile ringleader), Brother Edward DOWLAN (teacher), Brother Stephen FARRELL (teacher), Brother FITZGERALD (teacher) and Father Gerald RIDSDALE (chaplain). See also Bishop Ronald MULKEARNS, who resigned following police investigations, and archbishop-delegate George PELL, who was called to resign following investigations. For another battered Christian school or college, see TRINITY COLLEGE, NSW.

ST ANN'S (SA, 2002). Adelaide Catholic special school. Catholic Church negotiates compensation with parents of between 10 and 15 intellectually-disabled children, aged 7 to 20, molested by school bus driver Brian PERKINS between 1986 and 1991 at St Ann's special school for intellectually disabled, Marion, in Adelaide's south. Church authorities blasted by SA Public Advocate for breaching law of mandatory reporting of suspected sex abuse after failing in 1991 and 1993 to notify child welfare authorities.

ST GEORGE'S (QLD, 2001). Rockhampton Anglican children's home. Seven former residents file actions in QLD Supreme Court alleging they were subjected to atrocities in 1970s described as among worst committed against children in QLD. Litigants claim Anglican priest attached live electrical wires to children's genitals and inserted wire implements in their rectums. Priest also allegedly beat children using cricket bats and flushed their heads in faeces-filled toilets.

ST JOHN OF GOD (VIC, 2002). Catholic order. Agrees to pay sex abuse victims $3.64m compensation following allegations 20 brothers indecently assaulted 24 intellectually disabled boys, aged 10 and over, between 1968 and 1994 at St John of God training farms and homes at Cheltenham, Greensborough and Lilydale, Melbourne. Payouts range from $50,000 to record $400,000. Report says victims had mild to severe disabilities and some had lives destroyed by abuses. For accused or convicted Melbourne St John of God offenders, see Brother Bede DONNELLAN, Brother FLANNAN, Brother Killian HERBERT, Brother Eugene LEE, Brother Berchmans MOYNAHAN and Brother THEOPHANE.

STANAWAY Father Errol (QLD, 1999). Brisbane Sisters of Mercy children's home chaplain. Leneen Forde QLD Commission into Child Abuse hears Stanaway allegedly indecently assaulted boy, aged 11, on 14 occasions over 4 year period between 1959 and 1963 at St Vincent's Sisters of Mercy children's home, Nudgee, Brisbane. Commission told church relocated Stanaway to St Vincent's after he was accused of committing unlawful sexual intercourse with boy at Brisbane parish. For another accused or convicted Nudgee Sisters of Mercy offender, see Robert LYNAS. For other accused or convicted church offenders named during Forde Commission, see NAZARETH HOUSE, Father John O'REGAN and Edwin SMITH.

STOCKDALE Father John Peregrine, 58 (VIC, 1996). Sandhurst Catholic priest. Dies before victim support group reveals that Stockdale allegedly indecently assaulted boys, aged from 12, during 1970s while parish priest at Beechworth, Bendigo and Wangaratta in Sandhurst diocese, northeast VIC. Investigation reveals Stockdale's body found by cleaner in sex cubicle of Collingwood gay nightclub and that he led high life leaving behind estate worth $250,000 which included rare 1963 SE Bentley, antiques and 2 imported horse-drawn carriages. For other accused or convicted Sandhurst Catholic offenders, see Mark DEAN, Father Kevin HOWARTH and Father John TREACY. For other accused or convicted high-living Melbourne offenders, see Father Vincent KISS and Reverend Tim LANGLEY.

SULLIVAN Brother Desmond, 57 (VIC, 1998). Melbourne Marist Brother and Catholic secondary school teacher. Admits to breaking celibacy vow after confessing to fathering son to woman, aged 23, in 1989 whom he met in 1984 while teacher at Catholic secondary college in country VIC. Church inquiry hears Sullivan maintained sexual relationship with girl over 5 year period but abandoned her soon after son born. In 1998, victim went to media after Marist Brothers order refused to cover half costs of child's upbringing. For another celibate priest accused of breaking his celibacy vow, see Father Kevin COX.

SUTTON Brother Gregory Joseph, 51 (NSW, 1996). Sydney Marist Brother and Catholic primary school teacher and headmaster, aka AB. Receives maximum 18 year jail sentence in Sydney Local Court after pleading guilty to 67 child sex charges, including committing unlawful sexual intercourse and indecent assault, against 11 boys and 4 girls, aged 9 to 11, between 1976 and 1987 while teacher at Marist Brothers primary school, Mosman, Marist Brothers primary school, Eastwood, and St Carthages primary school, Lismore. Court hears Sutton assaulted victims in classrooms, playgrounds, cars, caravan, bushland, victims' homes and in his bedroom. Judge "totally gobsmacked" by case and says there was nowhere children were safe from "evil" predator. Sutton fled after investigations commenced and was arrested in US while principal of St Louis Catholic school. Victim support group describes Sutton as "one of AUS most publicised serial sex offenders against children".

SWEENEY Father John Gerard Patrick, 59 (NSW, 1997). Parramatta Society of St Gerard Majella order founder, superior general and Order of AUS recipient. Receives 2 year and 3 month jail sentence in Sydney District Court after being convicted on 3 charges of indecently assaulting trainee priest, aged 19, in 1981 while parish priest at Our Lady Queen of Peace, Greystanes, Sydney. In 1993, Sweeney, of Nambucca Heads, receives good behaviour bond after pleading guilty to indecently assaulting naval apprentice, aged 18. Originally charged with 21 sex offences, including committing unlawful sexual intercourse and indecent assault, mostly against trainee priests. In 1991 Sweeney receives Order of AUS medal but loses it in 1999 over offences. Catholic historian Brother Barry Coldrey says "not pleasant to contemplate" whether Sweeney founded society with deliberate intention of perverting its young members. Order closed 1994. For other accused or convicted SOCIETY OF ST GERARD MAJELLA offenders, see Father Peter PRITCHARD and Father Stephen ROBINSON. For another accused or convicted OAM church offender, see Father Raymond AYLES.

SWIATKOWSKI Father Tadbusz, 41 (QLD, 1998). Brisbane Catholic priest and Society of Christ Brother. Fined $250 in Brisbane Magistrates Court after pleading guilty to soliciting female prostitute after offering undercover policewoman money for sex in Brisbane street. Court hears Swiatkowski asked, "how much for sex, how much for one night?" Escapes media attention by transferring to Mayfield West parish, Newcastle, NSW. Listed in 2001 Catholic Directory as Society of Christ chaplain for Maitland-Newcastle Polish Community.

SWINGLER Alan Edward, 53 (VIC, 1995). Geelong trainee Marist Brother and Catholic school teacher. Receives 7 year jail sentence in VIC County Court after being convicted on 14 child sex charges, including 9 counts of indecent assault, 4 of gross indecency and 1 of committing unlawful sexual intercourse, against 4 students, aged 12 to 14, between 1968 and 1979 while graphics, mathematics and religious education teacher at St Joseph's Christian Brothers College, Newtown, Geelong, VIC. Court hears Swingler, of Torquay, first fondled victims before graduating to oral sex and finally attempted anal intercourse. Victim's mother says outside court that school allowed Swingler to continue teaching despite having received complaints. For another accused or convicted St Joseph's Geelong offender, see John COOGAN.

TARDUN (WA, 1998). St Mary's Christian Brothers children's home, south of Perth. House of Commons orders AUS inquiry after British Child Migrant Welfare Committee finds worst cases of emotional, physical and sexual abuse against British child migrants occurred hands of "Christian Buggers" at BINDOON, CASTLEDARE, CLONTARF and Tardun, WA. British MPs hear one boy, aged 10, on arriving at Tardun in 1938, became favourite of some Christian Brothers because he had blue eyes. Committee told Christian Brothers competed to see who could rape boy 100 times first. To avoid abuse, boy allegedly beat own eyes so they would no longer be blue. Other testimonies from former Tardun residents involved boys being forced to masturbate animals or being held upside down over well. Sexual abuse described in report as "exceptional depravity". For accused or convicted WA Christian Brothers offenders, see BINDOON, CASTLEDARE, CHRISTIAN BROTHERS, Brother Gerard DICK, Brother Francis KEANEY, Brother William MARCHANT and Brother Lawrence MURPHY.

TASKER Donald Gilbert, 61 (VIC, 1992). Melbourne trainee Presbyterian minister and school teacher. Receives 6 year jail sentence in Melbourne County Court after being convicted on 29 child sex charges, including 12 counts of indecent assault, 5 of attempting indecent assault, 7 of gross indecency with aggravating circumstances and 5 of committing unlawful sexual intercourse with aggravating circumstances, against 4 boys, aged 5 to 11, between 1986 and 1991 at Melbourne home and suburban swimming pool. Court hears Tasker, of Croydon, abused his victims after volunteering to become surrogate parent with Melbourne community welfare agency.

TAYLOR Brother Albert Matthew "George", 79 (NSW, 1995). Sydney De La Salle Brother and Catholic school teacher. Receives 3 year good behaviour bond in Sydney District Court after pleading guilty to 2 charges of indecently assaulting boy, aged 11, in 1967 while teacher at De La Salle College, Revesby, Sydney. Judge says Taylor, of Southport, "clearly breached trust".

TAYLOR Pastor Clark, 64 (QLD, 2001). Brisbane Work & Ministry Christian Centre head, former Methodist minister and founder of Christian Outreach Centre, "AUS biggest fundamentalist church". Establishes new Worship & Ministry Centre at Kawana, on Sunshine Coast, 11 years after resigning in disgrace as senior pastor of Mansfield COC in Brisbane's south. Taylor, who founded COC in 1974, admitted in 1990 that he had committed adultery after becoming involved with female church member in 1988. Sources claim Taylor had been involved in sex scandals with church members "more than once" and had been cautioned by senior pastors as early as 1979 after similar incident. In 2001, Taylor's Work & Ministry Centre at Carina, Brisbane, reportedly grew to congregation of 750 in 6 months.

TAYLOR Brother Colgan, 80 (QLD, 2002). Central QLD former Marist brother, headmaster and pastoral care worker. Receives 18 month jail sentence, suspended after 4 months, in Brisbane District Court after pleading guilty to 4 counts of indecently dealing with 2 girls, aged 5 to 11, between 1979 and 1983 in central QLD. Court hears Taylor, of Campbelltown NSW, molested both victims in their homes and that 1 was intellectually disabled.

TAYLOR Tracie-Lee Louise, 32 (QLD, 2002). Toowoomba Catholic high school teacher. Appears in Toowoomba Magistrates Court on 13 counts of supplying cannabis at an educational institution, 5 of supplying to a minor and 1 of drug supply between May and June 2002 while teacher at Toowoomba St Mary's Christian Brothers College. Police allege Taylor, with boyfriend Matthew John Dyson, 33, supplied cannabis to student, aged 16, who handed drug out to 7 other pupils, aged 14 to 16.

TEARIKI Clint Allen, 19 (VIC, 2002). Melbourne Christian, gang leader and self-professed "poofter basher". Receives maximum 5 year and 6 month jail sentence in Melbourne County Court after pleading guilty to 9 charges, including 3 counts of armed robbery and intentionally causing serious injury, against 3 men in 2002 at St Kilda and Elwood, in Melbourne's south. Court hears Teariki, of West Footscray, led 5-strong gang using machete to rob and assault random victims whom Teariki identified as "poofters" and "faggots". 1 victim sustained 8cm head cut, lost 3 teeth and suffered acute post-traumatic stress disorder from assault. Court told Teariki's interpretation of Bible made him hate homosexual men. For other convicted gay bashers, see Benjamin and Kristen DE ROSS.

TECTOR Darren, 28 (NSW, 1993). Sydney Catholic school teacher. Appears in Blacktown Local Court charged with 7 offences, including 6 counts of aggravated indecent assault and 1 of physical assault, between April and November 1993. Court hears Tector taught at Catholic school in Sydney's western suburbs.

THEOPHANE Brother (VIC, 1998). Melbourne St John of God brother. Victim support group reveals Theophane allegedly committed child sex offences while serving with ST JOHN OF GOD order in Melbourne. Priest now deceased. For other accused or convicted Melbourne St John of God offenders, see Brother Bede DONNELLAN, Brother FLANNAN, Brother Killian HERBERT, Brother Eugene LEE and Brother Berchmans MOYNAHAN.

THOMPSON Michael (QLD, 2001). Gold Coast Pentecostal born again Christian, Abundant Life Fellowship church member, street preacher and evangelist. Ordered to appear in Southport Court charged with contravening a direction and obstructing police after "spreading the word" to school revellers at Cavill Avenue shopping mall, Gold Coast, in 2001. Thompson, who attended Abundant Life Fellowship at Carrara, arrested after Gold Coast City Council employee asked him to leave shopping area and accused him of disturbing peace and breaking touting laws with fellow street preachers Phil COONROD, Reverend Terrence O'BRIEN and David OLIVER.

THORNE George Frederick, 67 (VIC, 1995). Melbourne Christian school music teacher. Convicted in VIC court on 14 child sex charges, including 11 counts of indecent assault, 2 of gross indecency and 1 of carnal knowledge, against girl, aged from 7 over 13 year period between 1969 and 1982 while teacher at Scotch Uniting Church College, Loretto Catholic College and Box Hill TAFE, Melbourne. Court hears colleagues described Thorne, of Blind Bight, southeast of Melbourne, as "respectable" and "charming" even though he molested victim on "hundreds and hundreds of occasions".

TONKS Wayne George, 35 (NSW, 1999). Sydney Catholic school teacher. Died of suffocation in 1990 at hands of victim whom he abused in 1983 while teacher at St Gregory's Catholic College, Campbelltown. Court hears Tonks, of Artarmon, used alcohol and pornographic videos to seduce boy, aged 9, before savagely raping him. NSW Supreme Court jury in 1999 finds boy, who placed plastic bag over teacher's head, not guilty of murder but guilty of manslaughter after defence lawyer claims Tonks' death "direct result of fact he was child molester".

TREACY Father John Leslie, 49 (VIC, 1993). Sandhurst Catholic priest. Receives $750 bond in Geelong Magistrates Court after pleading guilty to indecently assaulting boy, aged 16, in 1988 at Ocean Grove, south of Geelong, VIC, while St Mary's Rushworth parish priest in Sandhurst diocese, northeast VIC. Court hears Treacy, of Brisbane, told boy "good friends do this" after molesting him during weekend beach trip. Victim outraged at news Treacy not dismissed following conviction but relocated to Dalby parish, near Townsville. Last heard 2002 leading Sunday Mass and Holy Communion for patients aged 13 and over at Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, where he has worked since 2000. For other accused or convicted Sandhurst Catholic offenders, see Mark DEAN, Father Kevin HOWARTH and Father John STOCKDALE.

TRINITY COLLEGE (NSW, 2001). Anglican Grammar School, Sydney. Two boarders, aged 16, receive 12 month good behaviour bond and third boy, also 16, receives 6 month bond in Lidcombe Children's Court after pleading guilty to 1 charge each of aggravated indecent assault against 2 boys, aged 14 and 16, in 2000 at Trinity Grammar School, Sydney. Court hears boys assaulted victims using wooden dildos made in school's woodwork classrooms and that other boys laughed as victims screamed. Police allege "culture of violence" existed at college where parents paid $25,000 pa to have kids educated. Report says 4 boys originally accused of committing 75 offences and that 40 students had left college since abuse exposed. For another battered Christian school or college, see ST ALIPIUS', VIC.

TSIGAS Father Panagiotis, 45 (VIC, 2000). Melbourne Greek Orthodox priest. Appears in Melbourne Magistrates Court charged with 24 counts of obtaining property by deception and making and using false documents while priest at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church, Box Hill, in Melbourne's east. Court hears Tsigas, of Templestowe, defrauded finance company of $280,000 and church parishioner of $48,000. For another accused or convicted Box Hill Holy Cross Greek Orthodox offender, see Father Dionysios DEMETRIE.

UNDERWOOD Frederick Charles, 58 (WA, 1997). Bunbury Anglican youth group leader and scoutmaster. Receives 12 year jail sentence in Bunbury District Court after pleading guilty to 92 child sex charges, including 79 counts of indecent dealing, 10 of gross indecency, 1 of inciting indecent dealing and 1 of attempting carnal knowledge, against 17 boys, aged 8 to 16, between 1971 and 1991 in WA. Originally charged with 500 sex offences against 25 boys. Some victims reportedly committed suicide or molested children themselves after assaults occurred. Church allegedly knew of offences in 1984 but permitted Underwood, of Bunbury, south of Perth, to continue preying on victims for 7 more years. For other accused or convicted WA Anglican offenders, see Reverend Frank BAZELY and Reverend Michael PAINTER.

VAN BUUREN Robert Adriaan, 49 (SA, 1999). Adelaide Seventh Day Adventist senior elder and SA Conference secretary-treasurer. Receives maximum 7 year jail sentence in Adelaide Supreme Court after pleading guilty to 36 charges of defrauding Seventh Day Adventist Church SA Conference of $906,000 between 1982 and 1989. Court hears Van Buuren, who joined Seventh Day Adventists as teenager, misappropriated money mainly from deceased estates entrusted to church and used it to pay for car, overseas travel, swimming pool and personal items.

VAN KLOOSTER Father Adrian Richard, 59 (WA, 2002). Leschenault Catholic priest. Appears in Bunbury Magistrates Court charged with 2 counts of indecently dealing with 2 children, aged under 13. Van Klooster, of Leschenault, north of Bunbury, was kicked and punched by mob of 7 people, including victims' relatives, as he entered courthouse. He was bailed on $10,000 and stood down as parish priest of Christ the Living Vine Catholic church, Leschenault. Previously ministered in Wollongong diocese, NSW, in 1980s before transferring to Bunbury diocese, WA, in early 1990s.

VENESS Brother Geoffrey Sydney, 47 (QLD, 2001). Cairns Marist Brother and Catholic school principal. Receives suspended 12 month jail sentence in Cairns District Court after being convicted for indecent treatment of boy, aged 15, in 1994 while principal at St Augustine's Marist Brothers College, Cairns. Court hears Veness, of Sydney, performed act of gross indecency involving oral sex and touching of victim's genitals during school camping trip to Chillagoe, west of Cairns. For another accused or convicted St Augustine's Cairns offender, see Brother Gregory CARTER.

VERRAN William David, 51 (VIC, 1992). Melbourne church elder. Receives 2 year good behaviour bond in VIC County Court after pleading guilty to 2 charges of false accounting in scheme to defraud 11 VIC finance companies of almost $1.5 million. Court hears scheme involved finance companies being wrongly told that goods being installed at Mary Lyn guest house, Marysville, northeast of Melbourne, were part of renovation program. Court told Verran, of Ferntree Gully, Melbourne, provided 2 false invoices in his part of scheme, involving 2 other church members including Reverend William BRUMLEY and Malcolm REED.

VOLLMER Ralph, 55 (VIC, 1994). VIC Pentecostal born again Christian, Salvation Army member, former Lutheran, independent home church member and self-appointed exorcist. Receives suspended 12 month jail sentence in VIC County Court after being convicted on 1 charge of recklessly causing serious injury and 1 of false imprisonment involving wife Judith, aged 49, in 1993 at Antwerp, near Dimboola, VIC. Court hears Vollmer, of Antwerp, believing wife possessed by demons, contributed to her death from internal injuries during unorthodox exorcism conducted with co-defendants David KLINGNER, Matthew NUSKE, and Leanne REICHENBACH. Court told victim suffered from schizophrenia and that she had been tied in chair and beaten 3 days before death. For other accused or convicted exorcism-related offenders, see Matalena AMETE, Father John DEMETRIE, Penelope GRAHAM, William McGARRITY, NAME SUPPRESSED 16 and Patrick WOODLEY.

WALTERS Allan Thomas, 65 (QLD, 2001). Brisbane Catholic school teacher, internationally-renowned educator and doyen of Brisbane academic society. Receives 5 year jail sentence, suspended after 18 months, after pleading guilty in Brisbane District Court to 9 charges of indecent dealing against boy, aged 13, between 1977 and 1978. In 2000, Walters, of Perth, received 5 year jail sentence, suspended after 13 months, in QLD District Court after pleading guilty to 17 counts of indecent assault against 3 boys and 1 girl, all aged under 16, between 1968 and 1980 while tutor at QLD teaching academy and Catholic boys' school. In 1998, Walters received suspended 3 year jail sentence in Sydney Local Court after pleading guilty to committing unlawful sexual intercourse with boy, aged 14, in 1985 while teacher at St John's Catholic College, Lakemba, in Sydney's west. In 1983, Walters received 18 month probation in Gympie Magistrates Court, QLD, after being convicted on 2 counts of aggravated indecent assault against boy at southeast QLD Catholic school. For another accused or convicted St John's Lakemba offender, see Denis FRICOT.

WASON John Matthew, 36 (VIC, 1999). Bendigo Pentecostal born again Christian and self-appointed prophet. Shoots 4 police officers before turning gun on self during 1999 siege at Kangaroo Flat, near Bendigo, north of Melbourne. VIC Coroner's Court hears Wason, of Kangaroo Flat, "obsessed" with Bible and believed himself to be prophet. Court told Wason, who had history of mental illness, warned mother before siege that there would be "bodies lying everywhere" if she called psychiatric workers to house. Coroner says Wason was in mentally unstable state at time of shootings. For another Pentecostalist who died needlessly for their religion, see Sharon KOVAC. For VIC Pentecostalists accused or convicted of murder or manslaughter, see Toungo FANGAAKE, Mihai FIRULOVICI, Benjamin GOOSSENS and Leanne REICHENBACH. Also see Reginald ARTHURELL.

WATERS Father Peter (VIC, 2000). Melbourne Catholic priest. Suspended after Catholic Church's Commission into Sexual Abuse finds he sexually abused 4 complainants, including Michael Santamaria, nephew of BA Santamaria, head of AUS Catholicism's "first family". Santamaria claims Waters indecently assaulted him as youth, aged 19, in 1981 after getting into bed with him and fondling his genitals at St Mary's Catholic church presbytery, East Melbourne. Another incident allegedly occurred in 1979 when Waters got into bed with Santamaria carrying whisky bottle and glasses at Holy Redeemer church, East Oakleigh.

WATERS Archbishop Peter, 64 (VIC, 2000). Melbourne Anglican archbishop. Newly-elected archbishop takes up residence at Anglican Church's "Bishopscourt" mansion at exclusive East Melbourne. In 1999, estate agent Chris O'Shaughnessy values 146 year old mansion, in Clarendon Street, at $5 million while estate agent Andrew Macmillan describes it as "grand enough for prime minister". Report says Bishopscourt, at 2 hectares, is "largest single property" in one of Melbourne's most exclusive suburbs and that maintenance bills alone cost $40,000 pa. For another Anglican archbishop whose residence may be described as "criminally expensive", see Peter JENSEN.

WHELAN Father James Barry, 67 (VIC, 2002). Melbourne Catholic priest. Resigns following allegations that he sexually abused schoolgirl, aged 13, over 6 year period in 1960s while parish priest at West St Kilda, in Melbourne's south. Assaults, involving kissing, petting and oral sex, allegedly occurred during pastoral visits to victim's Catholic school, at his presbytery and in his apartment. Report reveals Whelan removed from duties in about 1996 after allegations of his conduct were revealed but was reinstated until 2002 when allegations arose that he conducted sexual relations with woman church worker at Sacred Heart Mission, St Kilda. Investigation reveals church authorities, including former archbishops Frank LITTLE and George PELL, had known of Whelan's alleged sexual misconduct - which occurred over 40 years - since 1993.

WHITELOCK William Brook, 69 (QLD, 2002). Brisbane Anglican school gymnastics coach. Appears in Brisbane Magistrates Court charged with sexually abusing schoolboy, aged 10, between 1989 and 1992 while gymnastics coach at Churchie Anglican Grammar school, East Brisbane. Court hears Whitelock assaulted boy in gym shower and coach's office. Victim files $1.5m claim in Brisbane Supreme Court claiming school failed to properly investigate allegations. Questions raised over why school hired coach who had been jailed for molesting boy at north Brisbane swimming spot in 1970s. Records reveal AUS Governor-General and former Brisbane Anglican archbishop Peter HOLLINGWORTH was president of school's council at time latest assaults occurred. For other accused or convicted church offenders linked to Gov-Gen Peter HOLLINGWORTH, see Kevin GUY, Kevin LYNCH, Canon Ross McAULEY and Bishop Donald SHEARMAN. In 2001, another victim files $1.6m claim in Brisbane Supreme Court alleging he was repeatedly sexually assaulted by Whitelock as boy, aged 12, in 1993. For other accused or convicted Churchie offenders, see NAME SUPPRESSED 37, NAME SUPPRESSED 40 and Reverend Robert SHARWOOD.

WIGGINS Reverend Leslie James, 63 (VIC, 1991). Rosebud Anglican priest, boarding master and associate chaplain. Receives suspended 3 month jail sentence in Dromana Magistrates Court after being convicted on 4 charges of indecently assaulting 3 boys, aged 11 and 12, between 1989 and 1990 at Rosebud, south of Melbourne. Court hears Wiggins, of Rosebud, exposed himself to one boy and asked another to "move his gear stick". Also served as boarding master and associate chaplain at Trinity Grammar Anglican College, Kew, Melbourne.

WILCOX Pastor Morris, 55 (NSW, 1999). Newcastle Pentecostal born again Christian and True Vines Ministries charismatic church pastor. Receives 12 month jail sentence in Newcastle Local Court after being convicted on 3 counts of defrauding 3 parishioners of $187,290 between December 1996 and October 1998 while minister of True Vines Ministries Church, Mayfield, Newcastle, aka Fruits of the Vines Church. Court hears Wilcox, of Newcastle, promised victims he would invest their money in high-yielding overseas investments. Judge describes matter as "grand fraud". On hearing sentence, Wilcox, who earlier punched cameraman outside court, shouts "to the Lord, the glory," and "praise the Lord; don't worry about it," to family members. For another accused or convicted Newcastle Pentecostalist offender, see Keith JAMIESON.

WOODLEY Patrick James, 27 (NT, 2002). NT Pentecostal born again Christian and self-appointed exorcist. Receives 18 month jail sentence in Alice Springs Supreme Court after pleading guilty to 1 count of unlawful account causing grievous bodily harm against woman in 2000 at Tennant Creek, central NT. Court hears Woodley slashed victim's throat and head with broken bottle several times because he thought she was incarnation of the Devil. Court told Woodley, whose religious beliefs were described as "inappropriate", believed God had commanded him to deal with evil. For other accused or convicted exorcism-related offenders, see Matalena AMETE, Father John DEMETRIE, Penelope GRAHAM, David KLINGNER, William McGARRITY, NAME SUPPRESSED 16, Matthew NUSKE, Leanne REICHENBACH and Ralph VOLLMER.

WRIGHT Keith Webb, 51 (QLD, 1993). Rockhampton Pentecostal born again Christian, Baptist church member, preacher, evangelist, school teacher and Labor MP. Receives 8 year jail sentence in Brisbane District Court after being convicted on 6 child sex charges, including 5 counts of indecent dealing and 1 of committing unlawful sexual intercourse, against girl, aged 11, over 3 year period. Court hears Wright sexually molested girl in parliamentary suite while Leader of Opposition and masturbated girl in flat in Brisbane while watching pornographic video. Report describes Wright as religious activist who declared Rockhampton "porn-free zone" and urged community to "protect our children". Before arrest, Wright campaigned to have adult magazines displayed in newsagencies placed in brown wrappers "so children's minds would not be polluted". Report says Wright "born again" during QLD Billy Graham crusade in 1960s and later toured southern US as evangelist. In 1994, Wright receives additional 12 month jail sentence in Brisbane District Court after being convicted on 3 further charges of indecently assaulting girl, aged 11, over 6 year period between 1984 and 1990. Court hears Wright told girl not to tell anyone because she was his "special little girl". For other accused or convicted Rockhampton church offenders, see Father Michael DOOLAN, Father Michael McARDLE and Kevin O'CALLAGHAN.

WRIGHT Father Leo Daniel, 59 (QLD, 1997). Brisbane Catholic priest and Aboriginal community chaplain. Receives suspended 18 month jail sentence in Brisbane District Court after pleading guilty to 8 child sex charges, including 4 counts of indecent treatment and 4 of indecent assault, against Aboriginal girl, aged 12, between 1971 and 1976 while parish priest at Cherbourg Aboriginal community, northwest of Brisbane. Court hears Wright, of Brisbane, ruined life of young girl and that 1 charge involved priest molesting victim in confession box after mass. In 1995, Wright receives 3 year jail sentence in Brisbane District Court after pleading guilty to 17 child sex charges, including 13 counts of indecent dealing, 3 of gross indecency, and 1 of indecent assault, against 3 girls and 1 boy, aged 10 to 14, between 1969 and 1970 and again in 1977. Court hears Wright committed first 16 offences while assistant parish priest at Manly Catholic Church, Sydney, and 17th offence while chaplain at West End Aboriginal community, Brisbane. Court told most offences involved acts of masturbation. Last heard 2002 working as "companion" for clients including sex abuse victims and drug addicts at Bethel Community Centre, Gold Coast, run by QLD Sisters of St Joseph's.

YANCEY Jack Karl, 60 (QLD, 1993). Brisbane Pentecostal born again Christian, Church of Christ charismatic church minister and part time preacher. Receives suspended 6 month jail sentence in Brisbane Magistrates Court after pleading guilty to 11 postal harassment charges, including 9 counts of using postal service in offensive manner and 2 of using postal service to harass, involving 2 female television personalities between 1992 and 1993. Court hears Yancey, of Chermside, Brisbane, sent victims sexually explicit letters accompanied by photographs from pornographic magazines depicting group heterosexual sex, group lesbian sex, pregnant women and oral sex.


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