January 27, 2006

Monk jailed for assaulting boys

BBC News

A monk has been jailed for two years 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.

Sentencing him at Leeds Crown Court on Thursday, judge Ian Dobkin said his crimes were "dire in many respects".

Posted by kshaw at January 27, 2006 08:59 AM