Downside Abbey head admits school's reputation 'damaged'

The headmaster of a Somerset school hit by allegations of historical sexual offences has acknowledged the school's reputation has been damaged.

The headmaster of a Somerset school hit by allegations of historical sexual offences has acknowledged the school's reputation has been damaged.

But Father Leo Maidlow Davis, head of Downside Abbey, said he was now "satisfied that we have our child protection issues right".

Richard David White, 66, a monk who taught there, was jailed for five years for child sex offences.

White, of Hyde, Fordingbridge, Hampshire, was sentenced on 3 January.

The offences took place in...
source: BBC

2018-08-10 00:47
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