January 22, 2006

Priest suspended over rape claim

BBC News

A priest who is chairman of governors at a Birmingham primary school has been suspended from church duties over allegations of child rape.

Canon John Herve, parish priest at St Agatha with St Barnabas in Sparkbrook, was arrested by police earlier this month and is currently on police bail.

He is alleged to have raped and indecently assaulted a girl under 16.

The board of governors at Ladypool School will meet this week to decide whether to remove him from his post.

Posted by kshaw at January 22, 2006 09:20 AM