Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Catholic brother jailed

Former Catholic brother jailed over child sex offences
By court reporter Peta Carlyon

Posted March 8, 2011 14:40:00
Map: Sunbury 3429 A former Catholic brother has been sentenced to more than two years in prison for child sex offences committed in the 1960s.

Peter Van Ruth was found guilty of three counts of indecent assault in the Victorian County Court.

The convictions relate to assaults on two schoolboys in 1969, when Van Ruth worked at the Salesian College in Sunbury.

He has been sentenced to 28 months in prison, with a minimum of 16 months.

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