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St Francis Boys’ Home sex abuse inquiry: Man tells of ‘rape’

St Francis Boys' Home sex abuse inquiry: Man tells of 'rape'

‘A 72-year-old man has described being raped in a boys’ home 65 years ago by a priest who told him if he did not obey him he would “not go to heaven”.

Eddie Murphy is the third man to tell the BBC about abuse carried out by Fr Wilfred Johnson at the St Francis Boys’ Home in Shefford, Bedfordshire.

He attended the home, which closed in 1974, in the late 1940s to early 1950s.

Fr Johnson, who ran the home from 1945 to 1954, died in 1994. Police are investigating abuse allegations.

Mr Murphy has waived his right to automatic anonymity in order to speak out about the alleged abuse.

“It was a terrible experience. I was molested again and again by Fr Johnson,” he said.’

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