Priest banned for ‘spiritually abusing’ 15-year-old boy

Priest banned for ‘spiritually abusing’ 15-year-old boy
 

A priest has become the first person to be banned from the ministry for ‘spiritually abusing’ a teenage boy.
A disciplinary tribunal found Reverend Timothy Davis, in his 50s, guilty of misconduct, which included him ‘unacceptably pressuring’ a 15-year-old after he moved into his family home as part of a church mentor scheme.
They stressed however there was suggestion any sexual abuse took place.
But the priest’s actions, between 2011 and 2012, were still said to be damaging.
They included forcing the boy to undertake two-hour private prayer sessions in his bedroom after asking his parents... read more

 
12 March 2018 in Hot News, Views: 28
Source: Metro
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