Once again excellent research on a subject that many turned a blind eye to over the years, especially men of the cloth who allowed the abuse to continue and moved priests to different Parishes to avoid scandals to the Church. If anyone wants to understand the decline of the Catholic Churches one needs to go no further and see how the Gospel of Christ has been buried under one sexual scandal after another.
This is most relevant to child sexual abuse, Gregory Peter Carroll, Ampleforth College, Gilling Castle School, Workington Parish of Roman Catholic Church
Some court reports have had victims names redacted and some assault details redacted.
This is a difficult balance – normally I would think that I should not “censor” details but on consultation with various people I have taken the decision to redact. This is mainly to protect victims, their friends and relatives from unnecessary detail and to stop the gratification of those who seek salacious details.
In addition to the obvious “victims redaction” to protect victims details, there may also be “assault redaction” across most of the spectrum of abuse. The assaults are left in the charges, but mainly redacted when repeated with reference to the individual. I have also redacted unnecessary detail of assaults.
Redaction may obscure sometimes the legal reason for the appeal, but should…
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