Church files ex­pose scale of claims fac­ing church­men

The Sunday Post (Inverness) - - FRONT PAGE -

Claims of abuse have been lev­elled against priests in Scot­land 126 times.

The scale of al­le­ga­tions against Catholic church­men can be re­vealed as ex­perts call for Scot­land to fol­low Amer­ica and name those ac­cused. They spoke out af­ter it emerged a priest, ac­cused and sacked in Scot­land, found a new church in Amer­ica but was then ac­cused of abus­ing an­other young girl. The Scots al­le­ga­tions were not re­ported to po­lice for 25 years. Fa­ther Gerry Magee, who has cam­paigned for vic­tims, said: “Too much time and ef­fort has been spent pro­tect­ing the church and not pro­tect­ing the chil­dren.”

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