Father Vincent Kiss, Wagga Wagga – Call For Witnesses
Were you around the Catholic Diocese of Wagga Wagga between the mid-60s and late 1970s? We Need Your Help.
Koffels Solicitors and Barristers recently secured a significant legal victory in a case against the Catholic Diocese of Wagga Wagga on behalf of a survivor who endured sexual abuse at the hands of Father Vincent Kiss. The disturbing truth is that Kiss is known to have perpetrated these abuses between 1966 and 1979.
Father Vincent Kiss was a member of the clergy within the Catholic Diocese of Wagga Wagga and, alarmingly, was appointed as the Director of Youth. This role granted him extensive access to children within the Diocese, a deeply troubling fact that raises questions about the Diocese’s awareness and response to these grave offences.
In 1979, Kiss was convicted in Vanuatu for four counts of gross indecency. Despite this conviction, he was allowed to return to Australia and continued to serve as a priest within the Diocese of Wagga Wagga. It wasn’t until September 13, 2002, that justice finally caught up with him. Kiss was sentenced to ten and a half years in prison after pleading guilty to three charges of buggery and ten charges of indecent assault against teenage boys during his time as a priest. To this day, Kiss faces further charges, and his trial is set to commence on October 30, 2023.
Your Information Matters
If you have any information regarding the events in the Catholic Diocese of Wagga during this period or about “Father Vincent Kiss” we urge you to come forward. Your information could be crucial in seeking justice for the victims and holding those responsible accountable.
Rest assured that all information provided will be treated with the utmost confidentiality unless we have your express permission to do otherwise.
This revised article highlights the disturbing history of Father Vincent Kiss, bringing attention to his actions within the Catholic Diocese of Wagga Wagga, all while maintaining professionalism and sensitivity to the victims involved.
If you have any information you feel might help, please call our office on 02 9283 5599 asking for Sarah McLellan or fill out the form below and we will contact you back: