Retired bishop Peter Ball admits sex offences
8 September 2015
From the section England
Peter Ball served as Bishop of Lewes and Bishop of Gloucester until 1993
A retired bishop who used religion as a “cloak” to groom his victims has pleaded guilty to a string of offences against 18 teenagers and young men.
Peter Ball, 83, retired Bishop of Lewes and Bishop of Gloucester, admitted indecent assault and misconduct in public office at the Old Bailey.
Many victims visited his former East Sussex home as aspiring priests or to explore their spirituality.
Ball has been bailed and will be sentenced on 7 October.
The retired clergyman, who was deemed …read more
Source:: BBC UK