‘Paedophile Priest’ Released from Prison

Vincent Ryan Paedophile Priest

Title: ‘Paedophile Priest’ Released from Prison
Author: Sonia Hickey
Publisher: Sydney Criminal Lawyers
Date: 24JUL2020

Catholic Church Priest Vincent Ryan has been released after serving 14 months in prison for the historical sexual abuse of two altar boys.Unfortunately, it’s another case of historic child sexual abuse where the perpetrator barely suffers consequences, while the victims spend years trying to rebuild their lives after a childhood that’s been shattered.

Long history of child sexual abuse

Vincent Ryan, who has been nicknamed the ‘Paedophile Priest’, already served 14 years behind bars for the sexual abuse of 35 boys, aged six to 14, between 1972 and 1991.

One of his victims committed suicide. Others have testified that his abuse included anal and oral penetration as well as masturbation, and that he gave his victims wine and pornographic material with a view to sexually stimulating them.

In 2016, he was given a 15-month suspended sentence after pleading guilty to sexual offences in the New South Wales Hunter region from the 1980s.

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