Ipswich/Kirton/ Hadleigh: Sentencing date set for sex abuse priest John Haley Dossor


By Colin Adwent Crime correspondent Monday, October 29, 2012

A date has been set for the sentencing of a retired priest who has admitted a total of six sex assaults on two youths.

Father John Haley Dossor, of Kirton, near Felixstowe, abused the two males aged between 13 and 17 during indecent assaults dating back 20 years.

The incidents occurred when Dossor was based at St Mary’s Church in Hadleigh.

The 71-year-old pleaded guilty to six indecent assaults at Ipswich Crown Court two weeks ago.

Judge David Goodin said he would be transferring the case to Norwich Crown Court for sentencing as Dossor may have been known to people at the former Ipswich Crown Court in Civic Drive. The judge said in light of Dossor’s work at St Mary at the Elms in Elm Street, Ipswich, he felt it would be more sensible to transfer the case to another court.

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