Bishops ‘ignored’ Jeremy Dowling child sex abuse

BBC News

May 25, 2018

The Church of England ignored child sex abuse carried out by a former member of the general synod, a review has found.

Jeremy Dowling, a lay preacher, teacher and church employee, abused young boys in the 1970s and was jailed in 2015.

A review by the Diocese of Truro said several bishops were told about the abuse and did not take action.

It found there was a “probable misunderstanding” by church leaders over a decision not to prosecute him.

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