George Pell loses appeal against child sexual abuse convictions

21 Августа, 2019, 05:24 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau
  • Cardinal George Pell leaves the Supreme Court of Victoria

The three judges unanimously agreed that Pell should be granted leave, allowing them to consider the appeal on this ground.

"There has been vigorous and sometimes emotional criticism of the Cardinal and he has been publicly vilified in some sections of the community", a summary of the judgment read.

Cardinal George Pell will this morning learn the outcome of his appeal against a conviction for sexually assaulting two 13-year-old choir boys.

"Justice [Chris] Maxwell and I accepted the prosecution's submission that the complainant was a compelling witness, was clearly not a liar, was not a fantasist and was a witness of truth", said Chief Justice Anne Ferguson.

The former Vatican treasurer, 78, will now remain in jail until he is eligible for parole in October 2022.

The clergyman's lawyers raised 13 objections to his conviction, casting doubt on everything from the physical possibility of Pell removing his robes to the credibility of the main witness.

'That the verdicts were "unsafe and unsatisfactory" because the jury could not have reached a guilty verdict on the evidence before them'.

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But Pell is still be able to challenge the decision in Australia's High Court, the country's final court of appeal.

Cheers were heard from inside the courtroom and outside as dozens of supporters watching the appeal on the livestream heard the three judges slap down Pell's appeal.

'That there was a fundamental irregularity in the trial process in that Pell was not arraigned - officially asked how he pleaded - in the presence of the jury panel'.

The two judges agreed that it was possible for the offences to occur, rejecting Pell's defence team's claims.

The other of Pell's victims died in 2014, aged 31, from a drug overdose.

Prosecutor Chris Boyce QC told the appeal justices that the surviving boy, now aged in his 30s, had stood up to "one of the great old-style cross-examinations" with calm, reliable and credible testimony in last year's trial.

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