SECOND PRIEST CHARGED

A second Catholic Priest from the Hunter Valley has been charged in relation to a child sexual abuse case in Newcastle.

The 70-year-old was charged with perverting the course of justice over a statement made to police in 1998.

He was charged at Toronto Police station and bailed to appear in Newcastle Local Court on September 9.

A 65-year-old Priest, John Sidney Denham, who worked in the Newcastle area is facing 30 child sex charges dating back to the 1970s and and 80s.

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