Father Kevin Glover
Father Glover’s full name was William Kevin Glover, but he was always known by his middle name, Kevin. He belonged to the Marist Fathers (also called the Society of Mary) which is an Australian-wide religious order, but which has its headquarters in Sydney. Therefore, he was not confined to one diocese in one state.
Father William Kevin Glover was ordained in 1940 and was a member of the Marist Fathers (Society of Mary) until 1959. Throughout his religious career, Father Glover has been involved in allegations and behaviour dealing with child sexual abuse. Between 1958 to 1959, Father Glover was given two canonical warnings by the Marist Fathers as a result of continued inappropriate behaviour involving children in parishes in Victoria and Queensland. Consequently, in September 1959, Father Glover was accepted into the Diocese of Bunbury in Western Australia on a trial basis, and in October 1960, was later incardinated into the Diocese where he continued in the ministry. Catholic Church Insurance (CCI) determined that the Diocese of Bunbury had knowledge of Father Glover’s propensity to offend in September 1959. He was appointed to various parishes in the diocese until October 1990, including as priest in charge, parish priest and administrator. Five people made claims between 1997 and 2014 to the Diocese of Bunbury that they were sexually abused by Father Glover between 1967 and 1986 where he continued in the ministry until 1990.
In the 1990s, Father Glover was transferred to a Catholic Mission on the Pacific Island of Niue (situated to the north of New Zealand) where he remained out of reach of the Australian Police. He died in 1999 avoiding being charged and sentenced for any of his offences.
Artemis Legal has represented and is still representing clients who were victims of sexual abuse by Father Kevin Glover and other Marist Fathers.
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