Three men to face a total of 92 non-recent child sexual offences

13/11/2014

Two men have been summonsed to attend court to answer a total of 91 non-recent child sexual offences and a third has been summonsed to attend court to answer a non-recent child sexual offence and causing actual bodily harm.

James Carragher and Michael Curran were former employees and Anthony McCallen a former chaplain at the St William's Children's Home near Market Weighton. The charges, in respect of 20 complainants, date from 1970 to 1993.

 

Caroline May, Senior Crown Prosecutor in CPS Yorkshire and Humberside's Complex Casework Unit said: "The Crown Prosecution Service has been working closely with Humberside Police in connection with this case.

 

"Having carefully considered all of the evidence presented to us,we have concluded that there is sufficient evidence to proceed against James Carragher with 47 counts of indecent assault, ten of buggery and two of attempted buggery; Anthony McCallen with 24 counts of indecent assault and eight of buggery, and Michael Curran with one count of indecent assault and one of assault causing actual bodily harm, and that it is in the public interest to do so. The defendants will first appear at Leeds Magistrates' Court on 21 November.

 

"These defendants now face serious criminal offences and they have the right to a fair trial. It is extremely important that there should be no reporting, commentary or sharing of information online which could in any way prejudice these proceedings."