Media Statement | 16 March, 2018

The Catholic Archdiocese of Canberra & Goulburn has been advised of the arrest of a former employee on historical child abuse charges.

The charges relate to offences that are alleged to have occurred when the individual held an administrative position at the Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn in 1989.

The charges are of a very serious nature and the matter is with NSW Police.

The Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn referred the complaint to Police in 2017 and will continue to cooperate fully with the Police investigation.

These allegations will now be considered by a court. It would be inappropriate for the Archdiocese to make further comment until the judicial process had been concluded.

Media Enquiries:
Jeanine Doyle
0409 498 382

Media Statement | 16 March, 2018 (pdf - 59 KB)