Welsh assembly backs Clywch report

The Welsh assembly has accepted the recommendations of the Clywch
Inquiry into allegations of sex abuse against former drama teacher
John Owen.

The report supported claims that Owen had sexually abused pupils at
Rhydfelen school in Pontypridd. Owen killed himself in 2001, the
day before he was due to stand trial on indecent assault

The assembly unanimously agreed support for its draft response,
which “accepts or accepts in principle the great majority of its

But it rejected calls for a full investigation of anyone in
education implicated in negligence.

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