Philip Wilson, Australian bishop, sentenced to detention for sex abuse cover-up

In May, Stone found the 67-year-old cleric guilty in the Newcastle Local Court of failing to report to police the repeated abuse of two altar boys by pedophile priest James Fletcher in a region north of Sydney during the 1970s. Wilson faced a potential maximum sentence of two years in prison.

Stone said Wilson failed to act against Fletcher because he “wanted to protect the church and its image.”

via NBC Philip Wilson, Australian bishop, sentenced to detention for sex abuse cover-up

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