Edmund John Haines

Posted: November 7, 2012 by Serendipity in Photo, Victoria
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Ex-Catholic Priest Edmund John Haines to pay $80,000 sex abuse compo

  • AAP
  • Herald Sun
  • December 19, 2008 12:00AM

A FORMER Catholic priest who sexually abused a 15-year-old boy has been ordered to pay him $80,000 compensation.

Edmund John Haines, 62, was jailed in October for four years and three months for a series of child sex crimes involving two young boys.

His crimes occurred in the Victorian towns of Bannockburn, Winchelsea and Geelong between March 2006 and February 2008.

One of his victims, now 16, was awarded $80,000 compensation in the Victorian County Court on Thursday. He was aged 15 at the time of the abuse.

Haines presided over the funerals of Farquharson brothers Jai, 10, Tyler, 7, and Bailey, 2, who were killed when their father, Robert, drove the family car into a farm dam after an access visit on Father’s Day 2005 in a horrific act of revenge against his ex-wife.

Haines appeared via video-link from jail for the hearing.

He was jailed after pleading guilty to six counts of an indecent act with a child under 16, and one count each of procuring a minor for child pornography, performing an indecent act with a child under 16 or 17, and producing and possessing child pornography.


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