April 28, 2006

RC priest admits to sex abuse

Times & Star

Published on 28/04/2006

A FORMER Workington priest has admitted from his prison cell that he sexually abused a former altar boy at the town’s main Catholic Church, Our Lady and St Michael’s.

This is the first time that the authorities have been able to confirm that the disgraced ex-Benedictine monk Gregory Carroll committed offences while in Workington.

But the distraught victim, now 27, will never have his day in court because the Crown Prosecution Service has decided not to take out a further prosecution against the 66-year-old, who is serving four years for other sexual offences.

David Hansford, of the Crown Prosecution Service, said the decision not to prosecute was not made for any lack of evidence but because it was not “in the public interest”.

Posted by kshaw at April 28, 2006 03:34 AM