Children’s home trio face sex charges

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Published: Friday 14th November 2014 by The News Editor

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Three men are due to appear before Leeds magistrates next week charged with historic sex offences at a children’s home in East Yorkshire.

This follows a “thorough” investigation by Humberside Police into alleged crimes at Market Weighton’s St William’s dating back up to 41 years.

The alleged sex crimes pertain to 20 victims and span from 1973 to 1993.

Former home principal, 74-year-old James Carragher, faces 47 indecent assault counts, seven buggery counts and three relating to attempted buggery.

Former chaplain, 68-year-old Anthony McCallen, stands accused of indecent assault on 24 counts as well as eight buggery counts.

Michael Curran, 61, is set to face an indecent assault charge and another relating to assault occasioning ABH.

The CPS’s Caroline May said Crown lawyers have decided that sufficient evidence exists for the prosecution to proceed.

Ms May, who works with the Humberside and Yorkshire complex casework team, said the evidence had been “carefully considered”.

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Published: Friday 14th November 2014 by The News Editor

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