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Ex-chaplain Leslie Carter jailed over child sex abuse

A former Anglican chaplain has been jailed for three-and-a-half years after pleading guilty to several indecent assaults on boys in his care.

Leslie Carter, 84, of Warminster, Wiltshire, admitted 18 counts of indecent assault on six schoolboys between 1956 and 1978.

The first boy was assaulted when Carter was chaplain to a school in Cape Town.

Other victims were abused after his appointment in 1968 to Quainton Hall School in Harrow, north-west London.

Carter pleaded guilty to nine counts of indecent assault on September 13 and a further nine at Harrow Crown Court on Monday.

His victims were aged between seven and 14.

'Unrepentant paedophile'

Det Con Rachel Snow, from the Metropolitan Police, said the abuse "has had devastating consequences".

"The fact that these crimes were committed over 30 years ago is not a factor," she said.

"Carter is an unrepentant paedophile who preyed on any vulnerable child that came in contact with him and there are undoubtedly other victims of Carter's who have not yet come forward.

"I would urge anyone who has been sexually abused by Carter, or anyone else, to make contact with the police."

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