Winchester College society was cult-like, finds report into child abuse

Members of Christian Forum in 70s and 80s ‘showed signs of what would today be described as radicalisation’

A cult-like evangelical Christian society at a leading private school allowed a powerful and charismatic barrister to groom and sadistically abuse boys with impunity, an investigation has found.

Members of the Christian Forum at Winchester College “showed signs of what would today be described as radicalisation”, said a 197-page review commissioned by the elite school into abuse carried out by John Smyth QC.

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