Cardinal George Pell leaves prison after High Court quashes abuse convictions

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The New Daily – Page: Online : 8-Apr-20

Victoria’s Office of Public Prosecutions has declined to comment on the High Court’s unanimous decision to quash Cardinal George Pell’s conviction on historical child sexual abuse charges. The full bench ruled that the evidence had failed to establish his guilt to the requisite standard of proof. Cardinal Pell had spent 400 days in jail after being convicted on five charges in December 2018. He has released a statement saying that a "serious injustice" had been remedied and reiterated that he is innocent of all charges. The father of one the alleged victims intends to pursue a civil case against Cardinal Pell.


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