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March 7, 2012


Two Arrested in Connnection with UK Anglican Child Abuse Investigation

Two men in their 70s were arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of sexual abuse of young men and children as police investigate claims of abuses by Church of England vicars decades ago.

Sussex police said that child protection detectives had been investigating the allegations for six months after a confidential review by former top judge Elizabeth Butler-Sloss of abuse claims in the Diocese of Chichester.

The arrests come two days after the Church of England said it was “deeply sorry” for allowing a convicted paedophile to be ordained as a priest in the same diocese in 1966.

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Readers should be aware that there are implications for Bishop Wallace Benn, currently the only conservative evangelical bishop in England.
There are allegations in the Butler-Sloss report that he did not properly deal with some of these clergy when under his charge. If charges are laid against the 2 priests then Benn’s position will also come under scrutiny.

[1] Posted by David Ould on 3-8-2012 at 03:22 AM · [top]

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