Vincent Gerard Ryan
22 April 1938
|Died||30 May 2022 (aged 84)|
|Other names||Vince Ryan|
|Known for||Child sexual abuse|
|Criminal status||2021 (released on parole)|
|State(s)||New South Wales|
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.
Ryan died on 30 May 2022 at the age of 84.
References[change | change source]
- "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.
- "Paedophile priest Vincent Gerard Ryan dead at 84", Australian Broadcasting Corporation website, 30 May 2022.