PI: Institutional Child Sexual AbuseRoss Koffel
As a major Personal Injury claimant firm in the area of Institutional Child Sexual Abuse, Koffels Solicitors & Barristers note with great interest, the decision of the DPP to Appeal the Home Detention sentencing of Philip Wilson, the former Adelaide Archbishop.
Mr Wilson has been convicted of concealing child sex abuse but received a sentence deemed to be inadequate in the view of the DPP, being one year home detention at the residence of his sister, with a 6 month period until eligible for parole. Magistrate Robert Stone found that there was no show of remorse or contrition for his actions in covering up the abuse, and indeed it appeared that only after great pressure that Mr Wilson resigned from his position as Archbishop, being the most senior cleric in the world to be convicted of having knowledge of, and concealing child sexual abuse.
It is the opinion of our firm that those who have knowledge of and conceal such heinous abuses should be brought to account. One needs only to consider how many children could have been spared the horrors of a ruined childhood had perpetrators been brought to the attention of authorities and stopped in their tracks. We look forward to observing the progress of the DPP’s Appeal. We understand that Mr Wilson is appealing the conviction.
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