Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Retired bishop, 80, arrested over child sex abuse allegations.

Police investigating historic child sex allegations in a scandal-hit diocese arrested a retired Church of England bishop today.
Peter Ball, 80, was arrested at his home in Langport, Somerset, on suspicion of eight sex offences against eight boys and young men aged between 12 and their early twenties in the late Eighties and Nineties, sources said.
The offences are alleged to have taken place in East Sussex and elsewhere within the diocese of Chichester.
e is thought to be the highest member of the clergy to be arrested in connection with a sex abuse investigation.A second clergyman, an unnamed 67-year-old retired priest, was also detained at his home this morning near Haywards Heath, West Sussex, on suspicion of separate sex offences against two teenage boys in East Sussex between 1981 and 1983, Sussex Police said.

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