Title: Ex-priest indicted, accused of sexually assaulting Va. teen in 1979
Paul David Ryan, 72, recently served his second jail sentence in Australia for sexual assaults he committed against young boys in Victoria, cases that emerged after victims contacted a national Catholic sex abuse commission, media reports said. Ryan was one of seven Catholic priests or brothers from one diocese in Victoria who were moved from parish to parish for decades as complaints came in about their conduct, the commission found.
Complaints about Ryan began even before he was ordained, Australian court records show, and Ryan’s elders repeatedly sent him to the United States for sex and alcohol abuse counseling. He also was assigned to minister to American children.