April 21, 2005

Church bans sex offender


21 April 2005
A SEX offender has been banned from serving at a Catholic church in Crouch End after complaints from furious parents.

Parents at St Peter In Chains, Womersly Road, called a meeting with Bishop George Stack after it emerged that Brian Parnell had assisted as an altar server.

Mr Parnell, 67, of Chestnut Road, Crouch End - a world-class pianist - was released from prison in December 2004.

He had been found guilty in June 2004 of attempting to incite a male under 16 to commit a serious sexual act and of trying to incite a male under 16 to commit an act of gross indecency. He was jailed for two years and placed on the Sex Offenders Register.

Posted by kshaw at April 21, 2005 09:16 AM