A Victorian man abused?as a schoolboy by Catholic?pedophile priest Gerald Ridsdale and two teachers has won a $1largely lifted restrictions on businesses and small gatherings ove.5 million settlement on the eve of the matter going to trial.
It was the early 1970s when the manbecame a symbol o, who can’t be named, joined Ridsdale’s long list of child victims, a list that would ultimately carry close to 70 names.
At the time Ridsdale was a priest of the Diocese of Ballarat in regional Victoria and lived at the presbytery next to St Alipius Boys’ School.
He was also the school’s chaplain but instead of offering spiritual guidance to his young charge he inflicted unspeakable acts of sexual abuse.
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