Cardinal George Pell will not seek reduced sentence if court upholds conviction

Pell is returning to court to fight his sexual abuse conviction but will not appeal his six-year prison term Disgraced Cardinal George Pell will not seek a reduced sentence if the court of appeal upholds his conviction for sexually abusing two Melbourne choirboys in the 1990s. Pell has been behind bars since February and is due to return to court next month to fight his conviction. But he will not be adding an appeal against the six-year prison sentence handed down by the county court chief judge, Peter Kidd, in March. Pell was filed an application for appeal in February against Pells conviction, arguing it should be overturned on three grounds. AAP has confirmed there will be no appeal against …