Leading Catholic priest in Birmingham charged with indecently assaulting child

Father Ted Simpson, a former school governor and priest at Olton Friary, Solihull, will appear at Birmingham Crown Court on May 21 when he is due to enter a plea.

A leading member of the Catholic church in Birmingham has been charged with indecently assaulting a child.

Father Ted Simpson, a former school governor and priest at Olton Friary, Solihull, will appear at Birmingham Crown Court on May 21 when he is due to enter a plea. He is currently on police bail.

The 84-year-old was arrested 14 months ago on suspicion of sexual activity with a minor. He was charged with indecent assault on a girl under the age of 14 on January 15 and initially appeared before city magistrates 14 days later.

In the past, the cleric has enjoyed close links with Olton voluntary-aided catholic primary school, Our Lady of Compassion. He no longer has any association with the school, a spokeswoman confirmed yesterday.

Written by Mike Lockley.  To read the full article, click here.  For more information on family law and divorce matters in San Diego and/or Riverside county, please visit our website at www.jwbrookslaw.com, and follow us everywhere @jbwrookslaw.

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