NSW DPP wants former archbishop Philip Wilson jailed

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13th September 2018  |  Mark Russell  |  Newcastle Herald


An appeal by the NSW Director of Public Prosecutions to have former Adelaide archbishop Philip Wilson jailed for covering up child sex abuse by a paedophile priest in the NSW Hunter region will be heard in November.

The DDP has appealed magistrate Robert Stone's decision to order Wilson, 67, to serve 12 months in home detention arguing the sentence was inadequate and too lenient.

The appeal, which was mentioned for the first time before Newcastle District Court Judge Tim Gartelmann on Thursday, will be heard on November 27, the same day as Wilson's appeal against his conviction.

Judge Gartelmann ordered the DPP to file its submissions by November 9 with Wilson's defence lawyers to file a response by November 16.  



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