Catholic Church sexual abuse cases

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    Ewan Murrie


    An ex-monk is to be sentenced today after admitting sexually abusing children in Workington in the 1980s.

    Peter Turner, 80, admitted 14 charges against three boys who were under the age of 13 at the time, including assault and gross indecency.

    Peter Turner

    Church authorities were told he had abused a boy at a Catholic boarding school in the 1980s, so they moved him to a parish in Workington, where he preyed on two more boys.

    He was jailed for four years in 2005 after admitting other sexual offences, and is due to be sentenced for abusing these victims at York Crown Court later.