February 24, 2006

Head to pay abused boy 43,000

The Times

By Frances Gibb

A former headmaster of a Roman Catholic junior day school was ordered to pay 43,000 damages plus interest yesterday for sexually abusing a pupil.

The headmaster, also a priest, was found to have abused the boy in separate incidents that involved removing his clothing, fondling his genitals and videoing him and other boys taking a shower.

The High Court, in London, was told that the victim, then aged 9 and 10, had tried to take his own life by tying string around a balustrade and jumping from the landing; he had, later in life, suffered psychiatric and sexual problems, leading to delinquency.

Posted by kshaw at February 24, 2006 07:12 AM