Child sex abuse royal commission urged to investigate Bathurst's 'dark history'


There are mounting calls for a public hearing into child sex abuse in the central west New South Wales city of Bathurst.

The St Stanislaus boarding school has been at the centre of shocking allegations, which have led to protracted criminal court cases.

Last month, Father Brian Spillane, who has been serving 11 years for sexually assaulting students, was sentenced to a further nine years in jail for yet more sexual assaults at St Stanislaus College in Bathurst.

After years of investigations and court cases involving Spillane, some of the survivors and their families came together at forum in the city last night.

Among those was former St Stanislaus student and sex abuse survivor Damien Sheridan, who was abused by Spillane. Read more here


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