George Pell expected to be charged with child sex offences

The ABC confirms it is expected that Cardinal George Pell will be charged with multiple counts of child sex offences today.

The offences are alleged to have occurred in Ballarat in the 1970s.

Cardinal Pell has always maintained his innocence and strenuously denied any wrongdoing.

Last July, police confirmed they were formally investigating the complaints.

Victoria Police Deputy Commissioner Shane Patton will make a public statement on the case this morning.

“The allegations are untrue, I deny them absolutely,” Cardinal Pell said in July.

He said the allegations were part of a smear campaign by the media.

More to come.

Source: George Pell expected to be charged with child sex offences – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)