March 11, 2006

Abuse victim: 'Never too late to come forward'

This is Local London

By Rachel Sharp

A MAN who was abused by a priest more than 40 years ago has said that victims of child abuse should not have to take their torment to the grave.

Luke Holland, 54, has waived his legal right to remain anonymous as a victim of sexual abuse, in the hope that he may be able to help other people who have suffered the same.

He told the Times it's never too late for victims to come forward.

Luke was abused by Father John Coghlan from Sacred Heart Church in Ruislip Manor more than 40 years ago. Coghlan is now serving 18 months in prison after being found guilty of the abuse which started on Luke when he was just ten years old.

Luke said: "I had never told anyone about what happened to me until almost two years ago.

Posted by kshaw at March 11, 2006 07:39 AM