One of Tasmania's worst paedophiles has lost a Supreme Court appeal against a lengthy jail term imposed last year.
Paul Ronald Goldsmith, 61, was sentenced to sixand a half years' jail in December last year after he pleaded guilty tomultiple counts of indecent assault, maintaining a sexual relationshipwith a young person and aggravated sexual assault between 1976 and1987.
The former priest and school athletics coachlured teenage boys to his home on the north-west coast with cigarettesand alcohol.
He also abused them on camping trips.
His lawyer had told the Court of Criminal AppealGoldsmith was writing an autobiography in jail designed to help otherpaedophiles to control their behaviour.
The three judges all agreed Goldsmith's appeal should be rejected.
He will be eligible to apply for parole in 2009.