Ex-Archbishop has conviction overturned

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Former Adelaide Archbishop Philip Wilson has successfully appealed his conviction for concealing child sex abuse by a pedophile priest in the NSW Hunter region.

Newcastle District Court judge Roy Ellis today upheld Wilson's appeal, finding there was reasonable doubt the clergyman had ever committed the crime.

The judge subsequently threw out an appeal by the NSW Director of Public Prosecutions against the leniency of magistrate Robert Stone's decision to order Wilson to serve 12 months in home detention.

Wilson, 68, had served almost four months of home detention at his sister's address before winning his appeal on Thursday.

Philip Wilson has won his appeal against his conviction for concealing child sex abuse. (AAP)
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