Rhode Island Catholic boarding school says ‘credible’ evidence has emerged of sex abuse committed decades ago by two monks

Daily Mail (UK)

By Associated Press and Dave Burke For Mailonline

‘Credible’ evidence of sex abuse at a Roman Catholic boarding school in Rhode Island have come to light, leaders have revealed.

A report has been released by the Portsmouth Abbey School apologizing to victims of Father Bede Gorman and Father Geoffrey Chase.

The alleged abuse happened between 1959 and the early 1980s, it reveals.

Gorman died in 1885, while Chase, who left the school in 2002, is in his 80s and ill, the report reveals.

A letter from leaders at the school states: ‘We stand by those who were wronged, and are committed to helping past victims, providing therapy for them as needed.’

And it continued: ‘Our hearts break for these victims and their families. Their trust and faith in the sacred mission of Portsmouth was violated.

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