Ballarat priest appeals jail sentence for abuse
(Story: Courtesy Ballarat Courier)
A FORMER Ballarat parish priest has appealed a three month jail sentence after indecently assaulting a nine-year-old girl in the 1970s.
Leslie Sheahan, now 84, a Ballarat North priest in the 1960s, was on Thursday given a 12-month sentence by magistrate Michelle Hodgson – three of which were to be served immediately.
Sheahan was granted appeal bail and will appear at a County Court sitting in Ballarat at a date to be fixed.