Catholic Church ‘tipped off’ over child abuse priest
30 June 2015
From the section England
Former priest James Robinson was jailed for 21 years for sexually abusing boys
A paedophile priest fled the country after a police officer tipped off the Catholic Church in Birmingham, a sex abuse victim has claimed.
The man said the officer passed on documents about 30 years ago which led to James Robinson being “spirited away” overseas. The priest was later jailed.
The Archdiocese of Birmingham has always denied knowingly covering up the activities of paedophile priests.
West Midlands Police said claims about the officer were being looked into.
Abuse victim “Donald” campaigned for Robinson to be extradited from the US
The anonymous victim, known as “Donald”, was brought up in the Father Hudson Home for orphans in Coleshill, Warwickshire, where he was repeatedly abused by Father Eric Taylor, who was jailed in 1998.
BBC Midlands Today correspondent Peter Wilson said: “Robinson was Taylor’s protégé, a Roman Catholic priest working across the West Midlands and Staffordshire. He was a serial child abuser.
“In 1985 he moved to America. Donald campaigned for his extradition.”
‘Same as Rotherham’
Donald claims a police officer undermined the original investigation into Robinson.
He said the officer “passed on documents prior to the arrest of James Robinson to …read more
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