Cardinal Pell sentenced to 6 years for abusing choir boys

By Sonali Paul | Reuters

MELBOURNE – Former Vatican treasurer Cardinal George Pell was
sentenced to six years in jail by an Australian court on Wednesday
for sexually abusing two choir boys in the 1990s at St Patrick’s
Cathedral in Melbourne.

Pell, 77, is the highest ranking Catholic priest worldwide to be
convicted for child s*x offenses.

“In my view, your conduct was permeated by staggering
arrogance,” County Court of Victoria Chief Judge Peter Kidd said
in the sentencing, which took more than an hour.

“Viewed overall, I consider your moral culpability across both
episodes to be high.”

Kidd set a non-parole period of three years and eight months.
Pell will be registered as a s*x offender for life, he said.

Pell, who was found guilty in December, has maintained he is
innocent and has filed an appeal on three grounds, set to be heard
in June.

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Cardinal Pell sentenced to 6 years for abusing choir boys