Priest who raped children claims they made up lies because they were out to get him

Priest John Farrell 
By: Feng Qian

A priest who raped numerous children, claims that the kids were just making up lies because they were out to get him, according to police in Australia.

62-year-old John Farrell of New South Wales, told investigators that the accusations are all lies and the children were out to get him.

Farrell was sentenced to 18 years in prison after being found guilty of 62 child sex crimes, which he committed while being a priest in Moree and Tamworth.

The judge slammed the leaders of the church for trying to cover up the allegations and sending Farrell to be a priest a different location.

A former altar boy told the court that he was raped repeatedly and warned not to tell anyone or he and his family would be killed.