Child abuse inquiry: Pair ‘abused and beaten’ at Catholic school

BBC News

November 29, 2017

Two ex-pupils at a Catholic boarding school have told the inquiry into child abuse they were sexually abused by a priest and beaten in the school chapel.

They said they were sexually abused at Ampleforth College, in North Yorkshire, by a monk and Father Piers Grant-Ferris – who was jailed for abuse in 2006.

The unnamed monk treated boys at the school “disgracefully”, one man said.

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse is currently examining abuse in the Roman Catholic Church.

The Church is one of 13 public organisations being scrutinised by the public inquiry, which is being headed by Prof Alexis Jay.

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