Former Catholic priest Brian Spillane will remain behind bars for the alleged historical sexual assault of a 10-year-old boy on an island in Sydney Harbour.
The 75-year-old was charged in August with one offence of buggery allegedly committed against the child on Shark Island off Rose Bay between August and December 1964.
Buggery was considered an "abominable" sexual crime under the Crimes Act 1900 but has since been repealed.
Spillane did not appear via video link in Central Local Court on Tuesday, where his matter was adjourned to November 20. His lawyer made no application for bail and it was formally refused.
Australian Associated Press