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Former Wendouree priest to be sentenced over child sexual abuse

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A priest who admitted to abusing boys in Ballarat in the 1980s will be sentenced in Melbourne today.

Robert Claffey is already serving more than a decade behind bars for child sex crimes, but admitted on Monday to abusing two more boys in Ballarat over 30 years ago.

It's expected one of the two victims of the admitted assault will read a victim impact statement to the County Court before the repeat offender priest will be sentenced.

The 76 year old was a former priest at Our Lady Help of Christians Church in Wendouree.

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