This provocative opinion piece appeared in the Hamilton Spectator newspaper in Victoria on Anzac Day.
The "Spec Blog" argued that a priest's three-month term for indecently assaulting a nine-year-old girl in the 1970s was too severe.
This piece argues that at 83, the priest is too old to be a danger to society. It goes on to suggest that child abuse is the "crime of the moment with the ABC and SBS."
The piece, which was written by the newspaper's publisher Richard Beks, also said the crime had the "hallmarks of misguided curiosity."
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The Hamilton Spectator did not immediately respond to a request for comment.