February 1, 2021
By Jonathan Humphries
The man was later found to have been accessing the grounds of St Francis Xavier’s College anyway
A man accused of sexually abusing boys was allowed to live by school grounds because of a “locked gate” – with the knowledge of the Archdiocese of Liverpool, council and police.
The man, a member of French Catholic order the Brothers of Christian Instruction, had been living in accommodation adjoining the grounds of St Francis Xavier’s College (SFX) without the knowledge of the head teacher or governors.
The ‘safeguarding plan’ was only scrapped when it emerged two fellow brothers had been allowing the unnamed man to access school grounds anyway.
The two men, then deputy head teacher, Brother Peter Tracey, and school chaplain, Brother James Hayes, have since departed the school.
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