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Australia: Catholic priest jailed for sex abuse of children

October 17, 2013

A FORMER Catholic priest who inflicted brutal and “heartless” sexual abuse upon students at a Melbourne school has been sentenced to at least 10 years in prison.

David Edwin Rapson, 60, showed no emotion as Victorian County Court judge Liz Gaynor today described the rape and assault he had inflicted on eight students at the Catholic school, which cannot be identified.

Judge Gaynor said Rapson had abused the power of his position as he rose to become a senior staff member while attacking the students between 1973 to 1990….

He was defrocked and excommunicated in 1993.

The Australian

Just a little late…

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