Catholic sex abuse: ‘Guilty priest ignored my story for decades’


July 2, 2018

By Simon Atkinson

[Note: This is a 2 1/2 minute video interview of survivor Peter Creigh, who was abused by Fr. James Fletcher. Creigh informed now-Archbishop Philip Wilson twice about Fletcher’s crime, but no action was taken.]

Australian archbishop Philip Wilson has become the highest-ranking member of the Catholic Church to be convicted of covering up sex abuse.

On Tuesday, the archbishop of Adelaide was given a maximum sentence of 12 months in detention.

A victim of that concealed abuse tells the BBC how his story was ignored more than 40 years ago – and the destruction that caused.

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