Abingdon vicar Timothy Davis ‘spiritually abused’ teenage boy, tribunal finds

Oxford Mail

January 9, 2018

By Sophie Grubb

A vicar has been found guilty of ‘spiritually abusing’ a teenage boy.

Reverend Timothy Davis was found guilty of misconduct whilst leading Christ Church in Abingdon, relating to behaviour with a boy aged between 15 and 16 years old.

The Bishop’s Disciplinary Tribunal has released its judgement against Mr Davis, who is aged in his 50s.

It is understood to be the first time a tribunal has convicted a priest of spiritual abuse.

The Diocese of Oxford has condemned his actions, saying he ‘betrayed the trust of everyone involved’.

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