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Australian man receives one-year jail term for false claim of sexual abuse

.- A man, who claimed he had been abused by Catholic brothers, has been sentenced to a one-year jail term after an investigation revealed that his claim was false.

Justin Richardson received more than $100,000 in compensation from the Order of Saint John of God.

The 34-year-old claimed he was among more than 70 men who were sexually abused at the order's former Marylands School.

Police inquiries found he invented his claim of being sodomized by two of the brothers.

Richardson has repaid more than $30,000 of the original payout.


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