I am posting this story which does not show the truth of what went on.

This perp was caught, after one of the boys he abused who is now a man, found him attending a Christian music residential course. Even as the man he is now, he was still terrified of this monster.

"How would you feel if your first sexual experience was that of a 40yo man forcing himself upon you"

The latter is a quote from one of the three men who testified against him, and they all told of the control he had over them.

The one grim part of the story is that the papers are making out that they all lead successful lives today.
Even the cops are saying that others he abused maybe scared to come forward, or, "just put it out of their minds".

Face of a perp.

It just goes to show how ignorant even the police are, of the real effects of abuse!

Campaigners have called the Church of England's failure to tell police about an ex-choirmaster who sexually abused children "totally irresponsible".

Peter Halliday, 61, from Farnborough, Hants, was jailed for 30 months after admitting sex offences from the 1980s.

BBC News has learned he admitted the abuse 17 years ago, but left the Church quietly on condition he had no further contact with children.

Church officials say they now have "robust" child protection policies.

Halliday, who is married, was ordered to pay all three victims 2,000 each, after admitting to 10 counts of abuse at an earlier hearing at Winchester Crown Court.

He abused the boys who were in his church choir between 1985 and 1990.

Judge Ian Pearson banned Halliday from working with children and said he would be put on the Sex Offenders Register, both for life.

'Duty of care'

Bishop David Wilcox, who was among those to make the decision not to inform police of Halliday's behaviour, said it was a common way of dealing with such cases at the time.

"I believe that we sought to act in the best interests - not only of the Church, but of the family and of everybody concerned at that time," he said.

The Church can be seen to have done the best it could
The Reverend Mark Rudall

Case divides opinion

"Things were very different then. I think that we make the mistake of trying to read back what we now know and how we now do things."

But the Churches' Child Protection Advisory Service said the bishop's argument was a "red herring" and it was "well known even then" that such cases had to be reported to police.

Anti-abuse campaigner Margaret Kennedy, of the Minister and Clergy Sexual Abuse Survivors group, said the Church had a "duty of care" towards children.

"You might have wanted to be pastorally caring for the individual victim - but that meant that this guy was out there for 16 years and it's totally irresponsible."