Abuse victim says the law protects paedophiles and needs to change

Hull Daily Mail

4 AUG 2017

A man who was sexually abused by Catholic priests in an East Yorkshire children’s home is marching to Downing Street to campaign for a change in the law in how alleged victims are treated by the courts.

Darren Furness, 52, was one of a number of children to have suffered abuse at St William’s Catholic School in Market Weighton in the 1970s and 1980s.

Former headmaster James Carragher and the school’s then chaplain Anthony McCallen were jailed for a total of 24 years when the cases of 18 victims were brought to Leeds Crown Court in January 2016.

It came after the biggest child abuse investigation ever undertaken by Humberside Police.

Now Mr Furness is marching to the Prime Minister’s official residence to ask for a public inquiry into the crimes.

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