The Roman Catholic Church in Birmingham has apologised for the “struggling” brought on by Father Joseph Quigley when he sexually and bodily abused a teenage boy at a church in Warwickshire for six years.
Described as a “sexual sadist”, Quigley rubbed his teenage sufferer’s internal thigh after making him put on fitness center equipment, made him take showers with the door open and inflicted ‘sado-masochistic’ punishments on him comparable to locking him within the church’s crypt.
He additionally beat the boy with a hurling stick throughout his time at St Charles Borromeo RC church in Hampton-on-the-Hill close to Warwick, reviews BirminghamLive.
Quigley has now been jailed for 11 and a half years after being handed his sentence on January 29.
The offences occurred whereas he was the parish priest on the church from 2002 till he was compelled to resign in shame.
This week, the Birmingham Archdiocese has spoken out, describing his crimes as “unacceptable”.
A spokesman stated: “There is no such thing as a excuse for any form of abuse and the archdiocese apologises for the struggling he has precipitated.
“Our ideas and prayers stay with all those that have suffered and we once more acknowledge their braveness in coming ahead to supply proof.”
The spokesman added: “We can’t change the previous, but when there have been failings we should determine them and be taught from them so they don’t occur ever once more.
“Joseph Quigley will now face church disciplinary processes that may handle the seriousness of his offences. The archdiocese is dedicated to finest apply in safeguarding, providing a compassionate response to victims/survivors of abuse.
“The archdiocese will at all times co-operate absolutely with statutory authorities in investigating and prosecuting allegations of crimes.”
Quigley, a former nationwide training advisor for Roman Catholic colleges, was convicted of a number of offences in December following a trial at Warwick Crown Court.
He had denied 4 prices of sexual exercise with a toddler, two of sexual assault, two of false imprisonment and certainly one of cruelty, however a jury took lower than 4 hours to seek out him responsible of all 9 prices by majority verdicts of 11-1.
The court docket had heard that though the case concerned one sufferer, on the time Quigley was at St Charles Borromeo there was one other key witness who had additionally been abused by the priest.
That boy was aged 16-17 when he fell beneath the abusive affect of Quigley – and there have been various similarities between what the 2 boys suffered.
Quigley, 56, now of Aston Corridor, Church Lane, Stone in Staffordshire, was sentenced on the similar court docket and Decide Peter Cooke – who beforehand described the perverted priest as “a sexual sadist and voyeur” – jailed him for 11 years and 6 months.
Quigley was additionally ordered to signal the intercourse offenders’ register for all times.
Following the sentence, investigating officer Detective Sergeant Abigail Simpson, from Warwickshire Police, stated: “Fortunately Quigley is now behind bars paying the worth for his reprehensible crimes dedicated in opposition to a susceptible little one.
“The sufferer on this case has demonstrated immense bravery in disclosing what occurred to him, and I hope in the present day’s sentence gives some consolation and closure.
“I’d urge anybody who could have been a sufferer of sexual abuse to return ahead and report this to us, no matter when the abuse occurred. We’ll at all times examine offences of this nature and are dedicated to making sure victims have the mandatory assist in place to assist them.”
You probably have been affected by this story then contact Safeline on 01926 402498 or e mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or alternatively contact the Coventry Rape & Sexual Abuse Centre (CRASAC) on 024 7627 7777, e mail email@example.com or textual content 07936 816130.
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