Prairie Bible Institute to hire third-party group to investigate abuse allegations

December 15, 2011

Prairie Bible Institute says it will bring in a third-party investigator to look into allegations of sexual abuse at the Alberta-based institution. A former student who claims she and dozens of others were abused at the college has been calling for an independent investigation by a US-based Christian organization. She says she is skeptical of the college's likely move to bring in a Canadian group due to the institute's wide reach among Christian organizations in Canada. So far, the RCMP has received just 3 complaints of abuse with any connection to Prairie Bible Institute. An RCMP spokesman has said the claims involve the college "in name only" and the school itself is not under investigation for any kind of systemic abuse or coverup. Calgary Herald