A FORMER priest at the centre of sex abuse claims aired on the ABC Four Corners program last week has been named on Fairfax Radio in Victoria.
Broadcaster Derryn Hinch yesterday revealed the identity of the man, known as “Father F”, who was the subject of the television program report alleging the Catholic Church had been involved in the cover-up of sexual abuse.
Fairfax Radio cut its online feed at 4pm for legal reasons.
Hinch gave some details of the Armidale man’s address and work.
“He’s still living a good life, untouched by the law, in spite of his crimes,” Hinch said.
The allegations on Four Corners last Monday sparked calls for a police investigation and a royal commission. They centred on the man molesting altar boys in the 1980s while he was a priest in Moree.
However, NSW police say they can only investigate if victims come forward and make a statement.
The priest was discharged by the church but was not convicted of any crimes.