Priest charged with 27 offences of sexual assault

Derby Telegraph

A FORMER Derby priest has been charged with 27 offences of sexual assualt against children.

Francis Paul Cullen appeared at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates’ Court this morning and was charged with 16 counts of indecent assualt on a boy under the age of 16.

The 85-year-old was also charged with 10 counts of gross indecency involving a boy under the age of 14 and one further sexual offence.

Cullen, who spent 18 years working at Christ the King Catholic Church, Mackworth estate, was extradited from Tenerife, where he had been living.

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