This video from England is called Monks to lose control of school with history of abuse.
By Paddy McGuffin in Britain:
Warrant issued as priest goes on run
Sunday 02 September 2012
Fr Soper, who was abbot of Ealing Abbey from 1991 to 2000, was believed to have been living in a monastery in Rome, and was due to return to London to answer bail in March last year.
His failure to do so sparked a police manhunt for him.
Scotland Yard said that in June 2010, a man now in his forties made a historical allegation of sexual assault relating to his time at the school.
Fr Soper, 68, was arrested in September 2010 on suspicion of historical sexual assault and bailed to return to a west London police station pending further enquiries, but failed to appear.
A spokeswoman said: “Officers have made extensive enquiries to trace him, without success, and a European arrest warrant for his arrest has been obtained.
“It is believed he may be in Italy and officers are appealing for anyone who may know of his whereabouts to please make contact on (020) 8246-1901. If you wish to remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555-111.”
It is not the first time St Benedict’s has hit the headlines. In October 2009 Father David Pearce was jailed at Isleworth Crown Court after pleading guilty to a series of indecent assaults and sexual attacks on five young boys, four of whom were under 14, at the school over a period of 36 years.
Father Benedict Groeschel, American Friar, Claims Teens Seduce Priests In Some Sex Abuse Cases: here.
Defying Canon and Civil Laws, Diocese Failed to Stop a [pedophile] Priest: here.
England: Roman Catholic church’s paedophile investigator jailed for possessing thousands of child porn images: here.