Vincent Ryan (priest)

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Vincent Ryan
Father Vincent Ryan.jpg
Ryan in 2020
Born
Vincent Gerard Ryan

22 April 1938
Died30 May 2022 (aged 84)
NationalityAustralian
Other namesVince Ryan
OccupationCatholic priest
Known forChild sexual abuse
Criminal status2021 (released on parole)
Criminal penalty
  • 1996: 6 years
  • 1997: 16 years, 6 months
  • 2010: 15 month suspended sentence
  • 2019: 3 years, 3 months
Details
Victims37+
State(s)New South Wales
Location(s)
  • Hamilton
  • East Gresford
  • Maitland
  • Mereweather
  • Newcastle
  • Cessnock
Target(s)Children
KilledMultiple suicides
Imprisoned at

Vincent Gerard Ryan (22 April 1938 – 30 May 2022) was an Australian Catholic priest who was convicted of sexually abusing 37 children. He was first charged in October 1995 and sentenced to 14 years imprisonment. Ryan was the first Catholic priest in the Newcastle, New South Wales, region to be charged with child sexual abuse. He was one of the first in the world to be convicted of such abuse.[1]

Ryan died on 30 May 2022 at the age of 84.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Vincent Ryan sexually abused more than 30 children. But he thinks he should remain a priest". ABC News. 16 March 2020. Archived from the original on 20 August 2021. Retrieved 20 August 2021.
  2. "Paedophile priest Vincent Gerard Ryan dead at 84", Australian Broadcasting Corporation website, 30 May 2022.