Tougher sentence sought for cleric’s cover-up of abuse
Australian prosecutors have said they will appeal for a tougher sentence for the most senior Roman Catholic cleric convicted of covering up child sex abuse.
A magistrate ordered ex-Adelaide Archbishop Philip Wilson to be detained at his sister's New South Wales home for at least six months of a one-year sentence before he is eligible for parole.
The 67-year-old cleric was convicted in May of failing to report to police the repeated abuse of two altar boys by a paedophile priest in Sydney in the 1970s.
The Australian director of public prosecutions' office said prosecutors are appealing the "inadequacy" of the sentence.
Wilson had faced a possible sentence of two years in jail.