Crikey Worm

May 17, 2017

Crikey Worm: Trump defends release of intelligence and will George Pell be charged?

Victoria Police are considering whether to charge Cardinal George Pell with historic sex abuse, the fallout from the bank tax continues, and Donald Trump claims he had the "absolute right" to share information with Russia. It's the news you need to know, by Charlie Lewis and Max Chalmers

Charlie Lewis — Journalist

Charlie Lewis



The Herald Sun reports that Victoria Police are deciding on whether to charge Cardinal George Pell with historic sexual abuse. Victoria's Director of Public Prosecutions, John Champion reportedly advised police that based on his assessment of the evidence, charges could be laid, but emphasised that it was ultimately up to the police to decide whether to proceed. The Age reports the DPP would not comment on any recommendations in the advice to police.

Pell has consistently denied all allegations of abuse. It was revealed last February that police were investigating allegations of historical sexual abuse against ten boys during Pell's time as a priest and archbishop between 1978 and 2001.

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