CONVICTED Catholic paedophile priest Vince Ryan and convicted Hunter Marist Brother Romuald have been charged with fresh child sex offences over three decades.
Strike Force Georgiana Detective Senior Constable Luke Briggs charged Mr Ryan, 78, with six child sex offences on Wednesday, including three charges of indecently assaulting two boys, aged 10 and 11, at St Joseph’s Primary School at The Junction in 1973 and 1974.
He was also charged with three offences involving a boy, aged 9-12, at Cessnock between 1988 and 1991. He was charged with two sexual assault offences and one charge of attempting sexual intercourse with the boy.
Mr Ryan was jailed for 14 years in the late 1990s for offences against nearly 30 Hunter boys.
On Monday Strike Force Georgiana Detective Senior Constable Simon Grob charged former Hamilton Marist Brother Romuald – real name Francis Cable – with 14 offences against five victims aged 13-14, between 1971 and 1974.
Cable, 84, was charged with 14 counts of aggravated indecent assault.
He was sentenced to 16 years’ jail in 2015 for child sex offences against 19 boys.
The matters will be heard in Newcastle Local Court in April.
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