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Second Australian Catholic priest charged


Second Australian Catholic priest charged

By JOANNE MCCARTHY

Jan. 29, 2013, 10:14 a.m.

RETIRED Maitland-Newcastle catholic priest Lew Fenton has appeared in Newcastle local court as the second Australian Catholic priest charged with concealing the child sex crimes of another person.

Mr Fenton, 81, did not enter a plea to a charge of misprision of a felony – concealing a serious crime -related to events in the mid-1980s.

He was supported in court by a small group of people and did not make a statement outside the court.

The matter was adjourned until March.