November 21, 2005

Monk admits assaulting schoolboys

BBC News

A monk has been warned he will probably be jailed after admitting 20 counts of indecent assault on young schoolboys.

Father Piers Grant-Ferris, 71, taught at Gilling Castle Preparatory School, a feeder for Ampleforth College in North Yorkshire, in the 1960s and 1970s.

The Benedictine monk was arrested after a police investigation into Ampleforth Abbey, which is linked to the college.

At Leeds Crown Court Grant-Ferris denied six other counts of indecent assault and one of gross indecency.

Posted by kshaw at November 21, 2005 01:43 PM