October 27, 2005

Fr Beta

One in Four

Fr Beta was accused by Trevor in March 2002 of abusing him when he was 16 while attending a "choice" weekend retreat.

Bishop Éamonn Walsh said Fr Beta comprehensively apologised to Trevor for the incident and accepted full responsibility for it at a meeting in April 2002.

However Trevor's therapist was subsequently telephoned by Fr Beta's support priest to ascertain Trevor's age when the assault took place. Trevor felt this was an attempt to renege on his previous admission and instituted civil proceedings.

Posted by kshaw at October 27, 2005 02:37 PM