RUMOUR CONFIRMED: Sly Of The Underworld says allegations against George Pell appear to be ‘progressing’
RUMOUR CONFIRMED: A recommendation on whether Victoria Police should pursue child sex abuse allegations against Cardinal George Pell has been made and is now being assessed.
Alleged victims spoke publicly last month, claiming Cardinal Pell had touched them inappropriately at a Ballarat pool when he was a priest in the late 1970s.
Sly Of The Underworld confirmed on 3AW Breakfast the brief of evidence had been considered by the Office Of Public Prosecutions and handed to Assistant Commissioner Stephen Fontana over the past few days.
Sly told Ross and John the matter appeared to be progressing.
‘It’s fair to say if the brief of evidence had been returned and said there was no case to answer, that would have been announced publicly already,’ he explained on 3AW Breakfast.
‘The fact it’s still being assessed indicates it’s progressing.’
Sly said it would be up to the Assistant Commissioner to decide whether charges were pursued, which could include flying investigators to Rome to interview Cardinal Pell.
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