- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 30, 2016

PORTSMOUTH, R.I. (AP) - A law firm hired by the Portsmouth Abbey School to investigate the sudden resignation of its chancellor in May found that the abbot did not engage in any illegal behavior prior to his departure.

The Providence Journal reports (https://bit.ly/2bAAXxy ) the review by Debevoise & Plimpton LLP also found that the Right Rev. Dom Caedmon Holmes had not been inappropriate with any of the school’s students, but the circumstances surrounding his resignation remain unclear.

On May 12, Portsmouth Abbey officials sent a letter to the community that announced Holmes’ resignation following his “acknowledgment of personal struggles.”

The firm was then hired to probe Holmes’ departure and report any incidents of sexual abuse or misconduct that may come to light. Three incidents already known to past or present administrators were reported back.

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Information from: The Providence Journal, https://www.providencejournal.com


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