The Catholic Church has paid substantial damages to Christopher Carrie and a number of other men who were sexually abused by the son ofJ.R.R.Tolkien author of books ‘The Lord of the Rings’ and ‘The Hobbit’.
“Fr Tolkien has been arrested…” Detective Inspector Steve Craddock of the West-Midlands Police Force
“The case passed what is termed the evidential test; in that it was felt there was sufficient evidence for a realistic prospect of conviction” Julie Seddon spokesperson for the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS)
Fr Tolkien: “He is a stubborn man who, when he can, copes with difficulties by denial” Joanne Tolkien appointed spokesperson and close family member.
“With hindsight Fr John Tolkien should have been stopped sooner” Cardinal Vincent Nichols
“Your bravery and stubbornness has made sure that Fr Tolkien did not slip away unnoticed and future biographers will give him his rightful place in the story” John Harlow The SundayTimes
“This newspaper was threatened with legal action to stop us telling the truth. Only by bringing this story out into the open can we hope to make sure there are no more John Tolkien’s” David Brookes Editor of the Sunday Mercury UK
“Under a British mandatory reporting law, those who failed to act could be sent to jail” Keir Starmer former Director of Public Prosecutions
“People who fail to report child abuse should be prosecuted” Peter Wanless Chief Executive of NSPCC
Christopher Carrie campaigns for Mandatory Reporting of the sexual abuse of a child.
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