ABC News reported that the court heard one of the victims was taken to Ridsdale numerous times by her own father. She was aged from eight to 10 at the time. He abused her in the Ballarat church and told her she’d be a good girl if she didn’t tell anyone. Details of some of the abuse was heard in the court room.
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He blamed the Catholic church for failing to stop the abuse, as he was shuffled between parishes and sent for counselling, but was never reported.
Do you think he should die in jail or should they take into account his age, no matter what he’s done?