Daily Reports of Deviant Catholic Priests

Reports of Catholic priests being charged for deviant behaviour anywhere in the world appear to being made almost daily. One such report by The Australian newspaper is of Pennsylvanian police having charged a Catholic priest after he was found with a “pantless” 15 year old boy in a car park at Pennsylvania State University. The priest told the police he was “counselling” the teen. He later admitted having arranged the meeting through a casual encounters website. He has been suspended from his parish.

About Peter Kelso


I am a solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales. I have been admitted to practice since 1984. I am the principal and founder of Kelso Lawyers which has operated in Newcastle since 1986.

I have been an advocate for compensation for victims of abuse since the commencement of the Victims Compensation Tribunal in New South Wales in 1988. I conduct the largest victims practice in New South Wales. I have a high level of engagement with numerous NGOs such as woman’s refuges, sexual assault services, community organisations and healing centres.

On 31 October 2012 I was a finalist for the Justice Medal, presented by the Law and Justice Foundation of New South Wales.


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