Priest ar­rested at air­port for child abuse

The Myanmar Times - - World -

A Bri­tish priest ac­cused of child sex of­fences was ar­rested at Lu­ton air­port in Lon­don, five years after he went on the run. Lau­rence Soper was ar­rested on Au­gust 21 as he ar­rived back in the United King­dom from Kosovo. Soper, 72, was taken into cus­tody and is ac­cused of nine sex­ual as­sault of­fences com­mit­ted be­tween 1972 and 1986. His ar­rest concludes a lengthy le­gal bat­tle be­tween the UK and Kosovo, where Soper was ar­rested in May on a Euro­pean war­rant is­sued by Bri­tain. Po­lice in Kosovo said at the time he was known as “Fa­ther Lau­rence” and gave his full name as An­drew Charles Kingston Soper.

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