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Former monk charged with non-recent child sex offences in Cumbria

A former monk from Ampleforth in North Yorkshire has been charged with 23 non-recent child sex offences.

Peter Turner, 79, from Redcar, who was previously known as Father Gregory Carroll, is due to appear at Scarborough Magistrates’ Court on 8 April 2019.

15 of the alleged offences were against a pupil at Ampleforth school in North Yorkshire between 1984 and 1987. Eight were against altar servers at a parish church in the Workington area of Cumbria between 1987 and 1990.

The charges relate to  three victims in total, one at Ampleforth and two in Cumbria.

Charges relating to allegations at Ampleforth include gross indecency, indecent assault and buggery, the charges relating to Cumbria include indecent assault and gross indecency.

The victims were aged between 9 and 13 at the time of the alleged offending.

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