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NSW: Greek Orthodox priest found guilty of assaulting parishioner again

23 Dec 2008 5:20 PM

A Greek Orthodox priest has been found guilty of assaulting the same parishioner for the second time this year.

Father JOHN GRILLIS has pleaded not guilty to two counts of assault against JOHN MIHALOPOULOS between in Burwood in June last year.

A Burwood Local Court Magistrate has found GRILLIS guilty of common assault .. but dismissed a more serious charge of assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

No conviction was recorded against the 53-year old priest .. despite GRILLIS facing identical charges against MIHALOPOULOS in August.

In that instance .. GRILLIS pleaded guilty to one charge of common assault over the incident at the Greek Orthodox Church in Burwood in February 2006.