Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Sex abuse allegations kept under wraps at Catholic board

PEEL – Peel’s Catholic school board said it is normal practice to keep parents and the community in the dark when a staff member is accused of criminal wrongdoing, such as the sexual assault of a minor.

“What we do is go on our practice and our practice has been not to communicate on allegations or charges against individual staff members,” said Bruce Campbell, chief spokesperson for the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board.

The explanation comes after allegations of sexual abuse by a priest working for the board surfaced in January, but were only recently brought to light by the board.

Father James Roth reportedly committed suicide in February after confessing to sexually assaulting a young boy 14 years ago.  (more...)


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