2020-03-12 00:05:39 UTC
Sex charge against NSW pedo priest dropped
Spillane was charged in 2018 while serving a 10-year jail term.
The former clergyman was sentenced in 2017 over a series of assaults
on boys aged under 16 in the 1970s and 1980s at St Stanislaus College
Described as a charismatic and well-regarded priest and college
chaplain, Spillane preyed on homesick boys as young as 12 by inviting
them up to his room under the guise of providing comfort.
He's eligible for parole in November 2024.