January 28, 2006

Rape accused resigns school post

BBC News

A priest facing allegations of child rape has stood down as chairman of governors at a Birmingham school.

Canon John Herve, was suspended from his duties as parish priest at St Agatha with St Barnabas in Sparkbrook, after being arrested this month.

He is currently on police bail while investigations continue into the alleged rape of a child under 16.

The city council confirmed on Saturday he has left his post on Ladypool Primary School's board of governors.

Posted by kshaw at January 28, 2006 08:45 AM