By Georgia Loney
Lawyers are preparing a class action against the Catholic Diocese of Bunbury on behalf of three people who say they were sexually abused by a high-profile priest in the southern WA town of Esperance in the 1960s and ’70s.
Father Kevin Glover, who died in the late 1990s, was the parish priest in Esperance but is understood to have worked at parishes throughout the South West.
It is alleged the offences took place at Our Lady of Star of the Sea church in Esperance, and also while he was visiting sick children at the Esperance District Hospital.
Jason Parkinson, from the law firm Porters, said although Glover was never convicted, it was time for people to speak up.
“We’ve been asking for witnesses, who may know something about Glover’s activities, to come forward and help, and sadly, it’s my experience that while we’re acting for three people, this means there’ll be dozens of victims,” he said.
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