Scotland

Second man charged over Fort Augustus Abbey school abuse claims

  • 19 February 2014
  • From the section Scotland
Fort Augustus Abbey
Image caption Fort Augustus Abbey school closed down in the 1990s

A second man has been charged in relation to the abuse of pupils at a former Catholic boarding school.

Police Scotland said the 63-year-old from the west of Scotland had been charged in connection with reports of historic physical and sexual abuse at Fort Augustus Abbey in the Highlands.

A report has been submitted to the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service.

An 80-year-old man from the Highlands was arrested and charged in September.

Three men were reported to prosecutors in December.

The investigation into reports of historic physical and sexual abuse at Fort Augustus Abbey school near Loch Ness began last March.

The school was run by Benedictine monks but closed down in the 1990s.

A BBC Scotland investigation into claims of abuse at the school, and at its preparatory school, Carlekemp in East Lothian, was broadcast in July last year.

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