Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Another charge


Man claims to be victim of jailed Coventry pervert priest

Mar 29 2011
0ShareANOTHER man has come forward to claim he was a victim of former Coventry priest James Robinson.

The 73-year-old was jailed for 21 years at Birmingham Crown Court last October after being found guilty of multiple sex offences against six boys, as young as 10.

His trial followed a lengthy extradition process after he fled to America amid abuse rumours in the 1980s.

The Telegraph previously reported how two new victims came forward before Robinson’s trial but action could not be taken in relation to their claims.

Anna Wheeler, a senior prosecutor with West Midlands Crown Prosecution Service’s Complex Casework Unit, extradited Robinson to face justice.

Ms Wheeler revealed two new victims had come forward before the trial and another afterwards.

She explained there will be no further prosecution, although their evidence is “entirely believable”.

She said: “One of two new victims who came forward just before the trial had previously sued the Church over his abuse. He didn’t wish to be involved in the court case.

‘‘The other person was unable mentally to cope with the idea of court proceedings.’’

Ms Wheeler added that one other person had come forward to claim they had been abused by Robinson after he was jailed.

Read More http://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/coventry-news/2011/03/29/man-claims-to-be-victim-of-jailed-coventry-pervert-priest-92746-28421530/#ixzz1HzWqQkhz

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