Bishop Ball sex charges caution ‘wrong’ admits CPS
13 September 2015
From the section England
Peter Ball served as Bishop of Lewes and Bishop of Gloucester until 1993
A retired bishop who has admitted sex offences against young men, should have faced charges 22 years ago, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has admitted.
The CPS said a caution given to Peter Ball in 1993 was wrong as there was sufficient evidence to prosecute.
However, it said its approach to sexual abuse has changed and such a decision would not be made today.
On Tuesday, Ball, 83, pleaded guilty to 18 charges of sex abuse involving men between the 1970s …read more
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