Royal Commission reveals more than 80 church offenders preyed on Hunter children

By Joanne McCarthy
Updated June 14 2022 - 9:32pm, first published December 5 2016 - 9:00am
Devastated: A woman who was sexually abused by notorious Hunter paedophile priest Denis McAlinden challenged the Catholic Church on behalf of victims as the church protected the priest's "good name".

MORE than 80 Catholic and Anglican Church priests and other representatives including women - are alleged to have committed child sex crimes against Hunter children over decades, newly released data analysis and evidence to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has revealed.

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