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Suffolk clergyman pleads guilty to abuse: The Church of England Newspaper, October 28, 2012 p 4 October 29, 2012

Posted by geoconger in Abuse, Church of England, Church of England Newspaper.
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A retired Suffolk clergyman has plead guilty to six charges of indecent assault against young boys.  On 16 Oct 2012, the Rev. Haley Dossor  admitted before the Ipswich Crown Court of having committed the abuse between 1990 and 1994 while serving as vicar of St Mary-at-the-Elms, Ipswich.

The Bishop of St Edmundsbury & Ipswich, the Rt. Rev. Nigel Stock, responded to the guilty plea saying: “Clergy hold a position of trust and whenever such trust is broken it is widely felt, most of all by those who have been directly affected.

“The Church has learnt much over the years and has in place very high standards of safeguarding in this diocese, which I am sure both the police and the local authority will endorse.

“Whilst these events took place a long time ago, it is only right that the Church should acknowledge the broken trust and offer sincere and deep apologies.”

Mr. Dossor (71) has been remanded on bail and is to appear before the Norwich Crown Court next month for sentencing.

First printed in The Church of England Newspaper.

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