2020-08-01 22:45:30 UTC
James Carragher, principal of the former St. William's residential school, Market
Weighton owned by the Diocese of Middlesbrough, was jailed for 14 years in 2004
for abusing boys in his care over a 20-year period. The principal and the
chaplain (Anthony McCallen) at the school were both given prison sentences in 2016.
The sentencing judge said:
The victims were effectively trapped and there was no escape from you. They were
confused, frightened and in turmoil. It has blighted their lives and each of you
had contributed significantly to their misery. [Victims endured] severe long term,
continuing psychological harm as a result of what you did
Over 200 former pupils at St William's say they were abused there. Many former
pupils are suing for compensation. The school catered for boys with emotional
and behavioural problems.