He refused to apologize. Sad, but not surprising. Wonder when exactly "the church" found out and how little they did to stop it. Pathetic.
Abusive priest Gannon gave boy an 'anatomy lesson'
A FORMER Melbourne priest who sexually abused young boys over an 18-year period from 1958 refused to apologise for indecently assaulting an 11-year-old for fear of a compensation claim being made against the church, a court has heard.
Retired Catholic priest Desmond Laurence Gannon, 79, told police last year that he was giving the boy an anatomy lesson when he took him from school and assaulted him in 1968. "I thought it was less formal rather than inviting him into the presbytery and that's all," he said.
Gannon, who previously served across Melbourne including in Macleod, Ashburton, Northcote and Kilmore, yesterday pleaded guilty to five counts of unlawful and indecent assault.
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