Colin Ivor Pritchard 26 Mar 2009 Court of Appeal (Church)

cathy fox blog on child abuse

The several appeals posted today are all relevant to the Christian Church. See a list of all of them here at the end of the day – Index of Court Appeals on this blog[2]

Colin Ivor Pritchard was an ordained vicar in the Church of England and in 1980 took up his position as the parish priest of a church in Wellingborough. Offences were in the early 1980s. Gross Indecency. Victims 12 years and above.

Redaction

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”…

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