13,000 sign Pastor Bob Cotton's petition for tougher penalties for concealing child sex abuse

Sage Swinton
By Sage Swinton
October 4 2018 - 12:00pm
BIG ISSUE: Pastor Bob Cotton with his petition for stronger penalties for concealing child sex abuse, which has gathered 13,000 signatures. Picture: Marina Neil

Harsher penalties for concealing child sex abuse could be in place by the end of the year now Maitland Pastor Bob Cotton has notched up enough signatures to table the matter in parliament.

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Sage Swinton

Sage Swinton

Journalist

Sage Swinton is a news reporter who was born and bred in the Hunter, where she has worked as a journalist for the past seven years. She's been with the Newcastle Herald since June 2020, and covers Newcastle council as well as other general news.