Applause as former Catholic Priest Vince Ryan is led back to jail in handcuffs

By Matthew Kelly
Updated May 22 2019 - 12:15pm, first published 11:00am

He was known as the 'Monster of Merewether' when he was Parish Priest of the Newcastle suburb in the early 1970s. But on Wednesday a frail 81-year-old Vincent Ryan needed help getting to his feet so he could be handcuffed and taken back to jail for another three years and three months for the sexual abuse of altar boys at the Junction and Cessnock.

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