Former US Priest Charged with Sex Abuse in UK

Washington Post
August 7, 2009

LONDON -- British police have charged a former California priest with sexually abusing young boys when he served in the United Kingdom between 1959 and 1983.

James Robinson moved to California in 1985. The 71-year-old was arrested there in January after he was tracked down by a BBC program and challenged in person by one of his accusers.

West Midlands police say Robinson arrived at London's Heathrow Airport on Friday after being extradited from the United States. He faces 22 counts of sexual abuse.

Robinson is due to appear Saturday at a court in the English city of Birmingham.


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