Paedophile former priest pleads guilty

John Denham

Former Hunter Valley priest John Denham has pleaded guilty to multiple child sex offences in Sydney on the eve of his trial reports the ABC.

The trial of 70-year-old Denham was due to start in the District Court, but the former Maitland Newcastle Catholic priest has now pleaded guilty to 25 charges.

The charges relate to 18 boys, aged between 11 and 14 and date back to the 1970s. Most of the offences occurred while Denham was working at St Pius College at Adamstown.

The victims went to police after Denham was sentenced three years ago on similar charges.


Former priest pleads guilty (ABC)

Pedophile priest pleads guilty (Newcastle Herald)


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