July 02, 2005

Child abusers 'will not go undetected'

ic Coventry

Jul 1 2005

By Steve Chilton

A Roman Catholic archbishop has assured the people of Coventry that paedophile priests like Fr Christopher Clonan can no longer go undetected.

Yesterday one of Fr Clonan's victims - known as Mr A - was awarded 700,000 for years of sexual abuse he suffered as a child and teenager.

With costs, the bill to the Birmingham archdiocese, which covers Coventry, will be more than 1 million.

The priest worked for 20 years at Christ the King Church, Westhill Road, Coundon.

After he fled the city in 1992, it emerged there were accusations of sexual abuse against him by several victims dating from the mid-1970s to the late 1980s.

Posted by kshaw at July 2, 2005 08:27 AM