PS 15 Apr 2003 Court of Appeal (member of Methodist 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]

It is not clear why PS was not named. The case glosses over “entirely consensual” sex with a 15 year old male prostitute. Councillor and member of Methodist Church in Warwickshire Area. Appeal judges appear lenient.

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” to protect victims details, there…

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