A Melbourne church man in court on child-sex charges

Paul Chris Pavlou, now aged in his late fifties, has held positions in the Melbourne Catholic Archdiocese. After experience as a teacher, he became a member of the Catholic Church's order of Salesian Brothers, working in a Catholic school in Melbourne's east. When he was aged in his forties, he was accepted by the Melbourne Catholic archdiocese as a mature-age entrant for the priesthood and did his priestly training at the church's Melbourne seminary. After being ordained as a priest during 2004, Father Paul Pavlou ministered for a while in parishes at Croydon and Healesville in Melbourne's east. He no longer holds any position in parishes. In 2017, Paul Chris Pavlou is scheduled for a hearing in the Melbourne Magistrates Court, charged with child-sex offences allegedly committed during his religious career.

The charges have already been filed in the court where the charges against Pavlou were said to include sexual penetration of a child under 16 and an indecent act with a child under 16. Police allege that these incidents occurred in Melbourne's east and in regional Victoria between 2003 and 2004.

According to the court website, Paul Chris Pavlou's case number is G12284483.

  • Article updated on 3 August 2017.