Priest Has His Sentence Cut

News & Star [United Kingdom]
January 14, 2006

A FORMER west Cumbrian priest convicted of sexually abusing young boys, yesterday had his prison sentence cut by one year by a judge at London's Criminal Appeal Court.

Gregory Peter Carroll, 66, was jailed last September after admitting abusing ten males pupils, aged under 15.

The offences happened while the Catholic priest was teaching at Ampleforth College, near York.

The indecent assaults took place between 1979 to 1987 - before he was moved to Our Lady and St Michael's Church, at Workington.

Carroll was jailed for four years by York Crown Court, but he appealed against the length of the sentence.


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