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St William's care home sex abuse probe: Ex-staff face charges

A former chaplain and an ex-principal of a Catholic care home are to appear in court accused of nearly 100 historical sex crimes against children.

Anthony McCallen, 68, was chaplain at the now defunct St William's children's home in Market Weighton, East Yorkshire where James Carragher, 74, was head.

Mr McCallen faces 32 counts of serious child sex offences, while Mr Carragher faces 59 counts.

Both have been summonsed to appear at Leeds Magistrates' Court next Friday.

The alleged assaults were carried out on 20 children between 1970 and 1993.

A third man, Michael Curran, 61, has also been summonsed to appear before Leeds magistrates accused of indecent assault and a section 47 offence of actual bodily harm.

An investigation into alleged abuse at the home, dubbed Operation Reno, began in 2010.

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