The barrister said his client was very religious, his offending had weighed heavily on him and he otherwise had been a productive member of the community. It would come up at all sorts of times during my life, often when I should have been at my happiest.
Defence counsel Con Mylonas said a community corrections order could be imposed in what he described as an audacious submission, saying Williams faced the real prospect he may not live to be released from prison. Williams could provide little explanation for his offending, other than saying the main victim did not resist his advances.
He said Williams was in the early stages of dementia, suffered lung and heart disease, depression and had a mass on one lung.
Alford, who died inwas a teacher and scout master. License this article. His first was to Maryland injust a year after his ordination. The two victims had pushed for Ryan to be tried in the US after learning of his first conviction in Australia in
He said Williams was in the early stages of dementia, suffered lung and heart disease, depression and had a mass on one lung. License this article. I'm now getting help through a clinical psychologist and I'm taking civil action against the Christian Brothers.
The complainant disclosed the abuse in a letter to a Catholic priest but it went unanswered. The same priest later went to the United States where he took his own life. One man, who was sexually assaulted as a teen in the s, says thousands of boys at the town's Christian Brothers College alone were taught by paedophile clergy over more than three decades.
In a victim impact statement, the principle victim said the abuse happened in an environment of intimidation and Williams threatened to kill her if she told anyone.