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THREE HILLS, Alberta (AP) -- A Bible college in western Canada
says it has contacted the police over sexual abuse allegations that
date back several decades.
Royal Canadian Mounted Police spokeswoman Doris Stapleton said
it was her understanding that one person has come forward alleging
abuse at the Prairie Bible Institute in Three Hills, Alberta.
Police are only in the early stages of determining whether an investigation is necessary. On its website, the institute said the
allegations were made by people connected with the college, but
added those involved are no longer there.
The statement said the college brought a file containing the allegations to authorities and has assured its full co-operation.
Prairie Bible Institute was founded in 1922, when its founder, L.E.
Maxwell, taught the Bible to local farm children. It later grew to include a ministry for mission preparation, a technical college and an aviation school. Prairie Bible Institute boasts 16,000 alumni in 114 countries.
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