Catholic priest for trial on 23 sex charges

AAP, Australia/October 11, 2007

A Roman Catholic priest has been ordered to stand trial in Sydney on 23 sex charges involving teenage boys.

Magistrate Robyn Denes committed Paul Evans today for trial at the NSW District Court, where the case will be mentioned on October 19.

The committal hearing in Downing Centre Local Court was told Mr Evans sexually abused a number of teenagers at a boys' home in southern Sydney in the 1980s.

He was dormitory master at Boys' Town Catholic boarding school at Engadine at the time the alleged incidents occurred.

The court was told Mr Evans molested the boys in the dormitory and during weekend fishing trips.

His bail was continued.

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