October 11, 2005

Priest under house arrest injured in accident


Babalo Ndenze
October 11 2005 at 01:40AM

The Cape Town Catholic cleric convicted of indecently assaulting two young boys while he was their parish priest and chaplain at a Green Point church school about 20 years ago has been injured in a car accident in Stellenbosch.

Patrick Thornton had been admitted to the Stellenbosch MediClinic on Sunday, department of correctional services spokesperson Eddie Johnson said on Monday.

Details of Thornton's injuries and of the accident could not be established, but Johnson said his condition was "stable".

He was under house arrest, but his parole officer had given him permission to go to the Boland town, the department of correctional services said.

Posted by kshaw at October 11, 2005 06:41 AM