Caldey Island monk abuse scandal grows as more alleged victims come forward

Wales Online

November 23, 2017

Police are investigating further reports of sexual abuse by a monk and another man on Caldey Island more than 30 years ago.

There have been several reports about offences committed by Father Thaddeus Kotik on the island off the Pembrokeshire coast between 1977 and 1987.

Court documents seen by The Guardian say Kotik committed offences against the six girls between 1972 and1987.

The women have now launched civil proceedings against the Cistercian order, claiming personal injuries.

Dyfed Powys Police say they have now received two further reports of non-recent sexual abuse.

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