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Catholic monk who abused three boys jailed for 20 years

‘Man of evil’: Peter Turner PICTURE: PA

A FORMER monk at a Catholic boarding school who admitted abusing three boys has been jailed for more than 20 years.

Peter Turner — formerly known as Father Gregory Carroll — told his bosses he had abused a youngster at Ampleforth College in North Yorkshire — England’s leading Catholic boarding school.

He was then sent to a parish in Workington, Cumbria, where he went on to sexually abuse two altar boys. Turner, now 80, of Redcar, Teesside, admitted sexual offences against three boys, aged nine to 12, between 1984 and 1990.

Judge Sean Morris told Turner his victims were ‘expecting a man of God. In your case, it was a man of evil.’ One of Turner’s victims now suffers post-traumatic stress disorder and chronic insomnia.

In a victim impact statement, he said: ‘It is just as likely that what you did will kill me as much as old age or disease.’

Det Sgt Graeme Bevington said the case proved ‘it is never too late to report non-recent sexual abuse and to achieve justice’.