Cardinal Pell Sentenced to Six Years in Prison

Posted March 13, 2019 9:07 pm by 1P5 Staff

Cardinal Pell Sentenced to Six Years in Prison

After a deeply controversial guilty verdict in a child sexual abuse case stemming from decades-old allegations, Cardinal George Pell has been sentenced to six years in prison on on five counts of abuse of minors. He will be eligible for parole in 3 years and 8 months. Pell has maintained his innocence throughout the trial, and his appeal of the verdict is expected to be heard this June. According to the Catholic News Agency (CNA):
It was the cardinal’s second trial, as a jury in an earlier trial had failed to reach a unanimous verdict. The first jury were deadlocked 10-2

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