As many as 10 victims have come forward identifying Cardinal Pell as the man who sexually molested them when they were children. Cardinal Pell resides at the Vatican in Rome and cannot be extradited back to Australia to face charges according to this breaking news report. Cardinal Pell is the Vatican's 3rd most powerful figure. Cardinal George Pell is top advisor to Pope Francis. Cardinal George Pell is the man standing to the left of Pope Francis in this photograph Vatican’s 3rd Most Powerful Figure, Cardinal Pell, Charged With Sex Assaults On Minors Global pedophilia rings continue to be exposed RT - June 29, 2017 There might be up to 10 alleged victims, Australian news website News.com.au reports, adding that they were minors at the time of the alleged assaults and are now aged from their late 20s to their early 50s. The allegations are believed to stretch from the time that Pell was a priest in the Australian town of Ballarat to when he was Archbishop of Melbourne. It is alleged that the cardinal groomed boys at a swimming pool in Ballarat in the 1970s and committed sexual assaults at St Patrick’s Cathedral in Melbourne, according to The Australian. The cardinal, who did not admit to any of the alleged offences and has denied reports that have been circulating in the media for months, was charged by summons to appear before a Melbourne court on July 18. Since 2014, Pell has lived in the Vatican, with which Australia has no extradition treaty, meaning the cardinal could potentially avoid prosecution if he chose not to return to his home country.