Christian pastor Bob Cotton's call to increase penalties for covering up child sex abuse

Sage Swinton
By Sage Swinton
February 5 2021 - 10:00pm
LET DOWN: Maitland Pastor Bob Cotton is disappointed there hasn't been a single jail sentence for concealing child abuse since his hard fought-push to increase the maximum sentence for the offence.

When Maitland Pastor Bob Cotton's hard-fought push to increase penalties for concealing child sex abuse became a reality, he thought things would change.

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Sage Swinton

Sage Swinton

Journalist

Sage Swinton is a news reporter who was born and bred in the Hunter, where she has worked as a journalist for the past seven years. She's been with the Newcastle Herald since June 2020, and covers Newcastle council as well as other general news.