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George Pell to walk free after High Court quashes child sex abuse convictions

George Pell to walk free after High Court quashes child sex abuse convictions

7/04/2020 3:38:00 AM

George Pell to walk free after High Court quashes child sex abuse convictions

The High Court of Australia grants George Pell 's appeal against his 2018 convictions for sexually abusing two choirboys in the 1990s.

It is not known where he will be taken or where he intends to stay.The decision by the High Court brings an end to a five-year legal saga, that saw the former advisor to the Pope become the highest-ranking Catholic official to be convicted of child sexual abuse.

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Regardless of the decision, a number of civil cases are due to be launched against Cardinal Pell, either by people who alleged they were abused by him or who allege he did nothing to prevent their abuse at the hands of other priests.More to come.Timeline of events in George Pell case:

2015: A former choirboy tells Victoria Police he and another boy were sexually abused by George Pell in the 1990s, shortly after he became Archbishop of MelbourneFebruary, 2016: The Herald Sun newspaper reveals a Victoria Police taskforce is investigating Pell for historical child sexual abuse, the first time the investigation is made public

October, 2016: Detectives question Pell in Rome about a number of allegations. The Cardinal denies any wrongdoingJune 29, 2017: Pell is charged withhistorical child sexual abuse offences. He says he is looking forward to his day in courtJune 29, 2017: The Pope grants Pell leave to return to Australia to fight the charges

May 1, 2018: Pell pleads not guilty after being committed to stand trial for historical sexual offences. The most serious of the charges against him are struck outAugust 15, 2018: A trial into the allegations Pell abused two choirboys when he was Archbishop of Melbourne in the 1990s begins at the County Court of Victoria

September 20, 2018: The jury is unable to reach a verdict and is dischargedNovember 7, 2018: A second trial beginsDecember 11, 2018: A jury finds Pell guilty of one count of sexual penetration of a child under the age of 16 and four counts of committing an indecent act with, or in the presence of, a child. A suppression order banning all reporting on the trial is in place until the delivery of a verdict in another case

February, 2019: The other case, relating to separate historic sex offence allegations, is dropped by Victoria's Director of Public ProsecutionsFebruary 26, 2019the guilty verdict is made publicMarch 13, 2019: The County Court of Victoria sentences Pell to six years' jail, with a non-parole period of three years and eight months

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June 5 - June 6, 2019: The Victorian Court of Appeal hears two days of legal argument as Pell appeals against his convictions on three grounds Read more: ABC News »

The Australian Justice System is Corrupt from top to bottom. ΚΩΛΑΝΘΡΩΠΟΙ ΡΕΕΕΕ Disgraceful human! The ABC perpetrated a relentless hitjob on Pell; from the breathless salivating on QandA to the smug egotism on thedrum. A disgusting display of partisan bias and yet more evidence that the ABC is a cancer on our media landscape. auspol PellAcquittal pmlive outsiders

The reach & influence of the paedophile network has to be seen to be believed So a jury can no longer make their own decision as to whether evidence from mates of the accused child rapist is honest and accurate? For all those condemning this decision, it comes from the High Court based on our legal justice system. I may not like it but I accept it. We don’t convict people based on mob justice. “Beyond Reasonable Doubt” is granted to all of us. Cherish it.

I hope he is allowed to resume work and can travel Pell case. The worst carriage of justice in our lifetime. Propagated by media, police, legal system and the judiciary. Biggest loser of this is the Catholic Church. If he was found guilty they would write it off and draw a line under it to move on. Now they have this unlikeable figure who reeks of awful questions still hanging around. Pell is taking the church down with him

Biggest loser of this is the Catholic Church. If he was found guilty they would write it off and draw a line under it to move on. Now they have this unlikeable figure who reeks of awful questions stop hanging around. Pell is taking the church down with him It's so easy to sit outside the judicial process and be self appointed Judges. Everyone is entitled to a presumption of innocence...until proven guilty! Ultimately...the so called God he claimed to represent will judge him....and woe to him if he is guilty.

Seems ABCs revelation wasn't persuasive enough... Should have got Tim Minchin to write another song... 'the jury, acting rationally on the whole of the evidence, ought to have entertained a doubt as to the applicant's guilt' - whats the point of a jury if 'The High Court' can say 'you ought to have had doubt!' that just sounds rigged?

The quashed the conviction not the act. Is he going back to Italy? The verdict in the “Court of Public Opinion”....GUILTY!!! Discracefull Justice has definitely been served 💯 AMDG🕊 The High Court has found there was not enough evidence to convict. It did not find him innocent. AHB! Tip of the iceberg. Condolences to the . It must be a dark day indeed with the Pell conviction quashed, and ChineseVirus infections on the way down.

Anyone who thinks Pell will 'walk free' is wrong. He can leave prison, but the stain remains always. We see. We know. When Trump said that it’d all be sorted out by Easter, I didn’t realise he was talking about Pell Pell Is the ABCs witch hunt over Disgusting the way taxpayer funded ABC has covered this case and individual over the years.. My faith in Australia’s justice system is restored. I have zero faith in Victoria’s justice system.. Socialists control the state of Victoria

On the basis of reasonable doubt, I have no idea how he went to prison in the first place. Fuck, I wonder how much money the Catholic Church trucked over to the HighCourt HighCourtAustralia unbelievable. How do all the people that were abused move on. How do they get justice? There’s no peace for them. Not just with Pell but all the abusers in the CatholicChurch

These laws only apply to the masses not the leaders of the masses. Eg. Epstein who was given a free pass untill the media told the truth for once. Oh so I guess the judge's are a part of the Catholic paedophile brotherhood are they what about the victims those judge's are a disgrace never trust a priest especially a Catholic one the Bible is fake the church is fake

Dark times for Australian children/people. Once again, religious power and dirty money have won Wow, where is the justice in that decision, what a crock of shit from the High Court of sadly Australia! Catholic money speaks with a loud voice. What a disgrace the high court is this scum doesn't deserve to walk free

This is shameful. It’s a sad day Everyone owes Andrew Bolt an apology Disgusting Catholic brotherhood pedophiles the Catholic Church is the most disgusting place on the planet what about the victims does the judges think they were lying what a disgrace to the judges 2 questions. Are we allowing emotion to decide if the judiciary is right or are we suggesting the judiciary itself has failed or is corrupt? If the former, it's the highest court. It must be deemed correct lest law be moot. If the latter, you have far greater things to fear.

friends in high places and money make all things just ... go away ... What the actual fuck is this all about brutal Unanimously 7-0 What does that say about the book by Milliganreports ? Wonder how many of those judges who quashed the conviction are staunchly Christian, let alone Catholics?! Cardinal George Pell presided over CatholicChurch in AU when some of the most despicable sex crimes were committed against young boys & girls by its innumerable priests & were all covered up but for some persistent brave souls who exposed its behaviour. Can't never absolve that.

The power and influence of the church and the will of the government in full swing. Fucking disgrace. Just look at the track record of the church and the extent of rape and molestation of children worldwide. Untouchable and Catholics will always refuse to acknowledge the truth. Power Law has nothing to do with right or wrong. Its has to do with protecting those who create the laws and hold positions in high power.

Doesn't mean he's innocent. 😨extremely frustrated A disgusting, yet powerful, grub. Disgrace The Church and the Elites always get a pass. Sad... Will your presenters be wearing black armbands? Disgrace! So many Pell supporters on this thread 🤬 how ? Why ? Can you support this vermin So the the judges can only overrule a jury trial if the outcome was guilty, right?

Given that a Monsignor gave evidence to say that Pell wasn't left alone, can their evidence be relied upon given canon law required the cover up of child sexual abuse? One of the main pillars of the Australian legal system is that a case must be proven beyond reasonable doubt to convict someone. The fact a case has to go all the way to the HighCourtofAus to uphold that core value is a pretty sad indictment on the state of our legal system.

Brilliant. Twitter doesn’t get to control the courts. They are there for a reason, to stop people like the ABC controlling the narrative when there is no evidence whatsoever, and testimony from one mentally unstable supposed victim. the power of prayer is strong lol. SHAME ON YOU ABC YOU SHOULD SAY SORRY BECAUSE OF WHAT YOU SAID ABOUT PELL ABC IS PATHETIC , I WILL NEVER TRUST ANYTHING ABC HAS TO SAY ANYMORE YOUR ARE FAKE NEWS.

Apparently lots of people in the replies don't know how courts function or standards required for a conviction to be upheld. Just because you don't like the Catholic Church, doesn't mean George Pell was guilty of specific i stances of abuse. This must have been the devious plan right from the get go. Vatican must have colluded and paid huge sums of money to the High Court judge(s). Vatican couldn't 'buy off' the appeals Court judges, hope those two judges are still alive. Disgraceful.

The real reason schools will remain open is to protect the kids from George Pell. shutaustraliadown coronavirusau Thoroughly disgusted in my own country. I've never been so ashamed. That man not only hurt those men but he hid other paedophiles with the church as well. The Catholic religion has been nothing but shameful regarding the criminal activity within its ranks.

. The story always sounded dubious. I was surprised he was convicted the first time on no evidence and no corroborating witnesses. It was always a shame that the church's failures to manage pedophiles was ignored in favour of a BS story. There's enough evidence of real cases. . When hes guilty justice system works When hes not guilty hes corrupt. Way to bend the narrative around your worldview

God is dead. The judge in highest court could have a strong tie with the system in church. Hmm It's not what you know, it's who you know. This is the state of Justice here, Different strokes for different folks. Incredible!!!! Wonder if the CCP paid for his defence? Bernarde we need you now more than ever!

This happens because criminals have more rights & protection than their victims. When our law deems those accused innocent until proven guilty (no matter what) it means that the victim is deemed to be lying. Being given the right to silence protects the guilty not the innocent. AUSTRALIA, the lucky country for paedophiles thanks to the High Court of Australia.....

Money in high places but more charges to come auspol Bullshitboy You do not blame the sins of others on an innocent. Let the truth dwell in the minds of those involved for Eternity. One never escapes the truth. POS. 2020 is a cursed year. Send the pedo back to the Vatican and hope covid takes him because there’s no justice here in this country

Prick! Deve marcire in galera questo depravato pedofilo, deve uscirne solo in posizione orizzontale. I hope Pell gets the nasty cough and fever that’s been going around lately Andrew Bolt will have a fucking field day. Thank God he was acquitted others follow. Every child in Australia has been asked to learn from home for the foreseeable future and all your doing is showing is an aerial shot of the jail where this scumbag is. C’mon

We will all be looking very closely at who, and how the court came to this decision! auspol Pell pedophile lay them new charges... now...auspol2020 DanielAndrewsMP “One of the first things taught by high school teachers of legal studies is the difference between a ‘not guilty’ verdict and factual innocence. Not guilty only means the charge against the accused is not proven to the standard required in criminal trials-beyond reasonable doubt.

George Pell will walk free from prison after High Court quashes child sex abuse convictionBreaking: The High Court quashes George Pell 's conviction, with Cardinal Pell to walk free from prison. paedophilePell We can only hope that due to his age, he gets Coronavirus. 😡 😡👎

High Court to hand down George Pell decisionAustralia's High Court will hand down its decision on disgraced Cardinal George Pell 's final appeal opportunity in Brisbane on Tuesday morning. Waiting for appeal denied decision. Witches were burnt for less.. 🤔 gelatiparty

Pell to walk free after High Court overturns convictionBreaking Cardinal George Pell will be freed from jail after the High Court overturned his conviction for historic child sex offences Is it the 1st of April again? This is a fucking joke! George Pell is a paedo and was convicted by a jury. High Court of Australia is corrupt. He should celebrate by going on a nice cruise.

In a near-empty room on Tuesday morning, the High Court will seal George Pell's fateThere will be no crowds of victims' advocates or the Cardinal's supporters when the High Court hands down its decision on George Pell 's final bid for freedom. Cease the drama. Monsters deserve no pity. Bullet behind the ear for this dirty nonce. For the victims and their families sakes, I hope this scumbag doesn’t get off tomorrow.

George Pell will walk free from prison after High Court quashes child sex abuse convictionBreaking: The High Court quashes George Pell 's conviction, with Cardinal Pell to walk free from prison. paedophilePell We can only hope that due to his age, he gets Coronavirus. 😡 😡👎

Pell to walk free after High Court overturns convictionBreaking Cardinal George Pell will be freed from jail after the High Court overturned his conviction for historic child sex offences Is it the 1st of April again? This is a fucking joke! George Pell is a paedo and was convicted by a jury. High Court of Australia is corrupt. He should celebrate by going on a nice cruise.