Manchester Evening News
July 29, 2020
By Lynda Roughley and Helen Johnson
He was described in court as ‘a predatory paedophile’ who used his position as a Catholic priest to groom and subsequently abuse children for some 27 year
A 96-year-old former Catholic priest was jailed today for sexually abusing six boys more than 30 years ago.
All but one of Father John Kevin Murphy’s victims came forward to police after seeing media reports about him being imprisoned in 2017 for molesting other boys.
Liverpool Crown Court heard he had been ordained as a priest in 1962 and served in a number of parishes in Greater Manchester, Merseyside and Lancashire until he retired.
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