October 27, 2005

Fr Iota

One in Four

Fr Iota was accused of sexual abuse of Pamela in May 2005. It then emerged that a complaint against Fr Iota had been known by the diocese since the early 1970s.

Pamela said she met Fr Iota in the early 1970s when she was 13/14 years of age and he was chaplain of her local youth club. He was in his late 20s and an abusive relationship developed.

At the time Pamela reported it to Fr Kappa, then a local curate. After the abusive relationship ended, Pamela attempted suicide.When her GP reported her complaint to the bishop, following her attempted suicide, Bishop Herlihy wrote asking a "favour" of Cardinal Heenan of the Diocese of Westminster.

Posted by kshaw at October 27, 2005 02:23 PM