The Age reports: County Court Judge Geoffrey Chettle said evidence the Catholic Church continues to fund the legal defence of one of Australia’s worst paedophiles, Robert Charles Best, “just blows me away”.
Robert Charles Best, among Australia’s worst paedophiles, continues to have his legal defence funded by the Catholic Church.
Robert Charles Best is among Australia’s worst paedophiles
The Christian Brothers had spent more than $1.5 million in legal fees on Best, whose victims number in the dozens, according to evidence the order gave to the child abuse royal commission in 2015.
Best maintained his innocence through four trials, meaning his victims had to give evidence. He lost every one of those trials before he entered a guilty plea.
In 2015, the Christian Brothers said they would welcome the paedophile back into their ranks upon his release from prison.