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S3X SCANDAL: Cardinal Pell’s accuser dies after long illness

S3X SCANDAL: Cardinal Pell's accuser dies after long illness

Damian Dignan, the man who accused Australia’s most senior Catholic, Cardinal George Pell of sexual abuse has died after a long illness.

Dignan’s death was announced by his former partner Sharon Rixon, on Facebook, describing him as her “best friend and the father of my children”.

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“It’s hard to say goodbye, but [you’re] pain free now and that’s the best thing we could hope for,” Ms Rixon wrote.

The death of Dignan could potentially affect court proceedings against the cardinal who is on a leave of absence as Vatican treasurer to fight police charges in his native Australia.

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Last June, police charged Cardinal Pell with historical offences from “multiple complainants” after Mr Dignan aired allegations against him in a television interview in March 2016.

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