4 Nov 2013

Sydney priest found guilty of child sex abuse

4:33 pm on 4 November 2013

A Sydney Catholic priest has been found guilty of child sex offences over a period of almost three decades.

Finian Egan was on trial for eight counts of indecent assault between 1961 and 1987, while he worked as a priest at Leichhardt and Carlingford in Sydney, and The Entrance on NSW's Central Coast.

The court was told he targeted girls aged between 10 and 17.

In the Downing Centre District Court on Monday, a jury found Egan guilty of the eight charges.

The court was told he is still working as a priest, but under restrictions imposed by the Catholic Church.

He remains on bail on the condition he reports to police once a week.

Egan will be sentenced next month.