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FORMER ADELAIDE ARCHBISHOP WILSON CONVICTION OVERTURNED

Philip Wilson, the highest-ranking Catholic ever found guilty of concealing child sexual abuse has been sensationally acquitted.

The former Adelaide Archbishop had appealed his conviction, today’s decision by a Newcastle District Court judge, means the 68-year-old is now a free man.

The Attorney General has asked the DPP to consider appealing today’s decision by a District Court judge.

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Former Adelaide Archbishop Philip Wilson has been successful in his appeal, with his conviction for concealing child sex abuse overturned.

Wilson wasn’t present in Newcastle Court today when the decision was handed down, but appeared via video link from a family members home on the Central Coast.

It’s expected he’ll walk free from his home detention.

More to come.

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Tyson Cottrill is a journalist and producer based in Newcastle, with 10 years television news experience. Tyson first began work with NBN in 2007, before being employed as a journalist at Channel Nine in Sydney, Brisbane and the Gold Coast. Born and raised in Newcastle, Tyson has a Bachelor of Communications from Charles Sturt University.

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