Former Bishop of Gloucester jailed after admitting sex abuse

A retired Church of England bishop has been jailed at the Old Bailey for 32 months after admitting sexual assaults. Peter Ball, a retired Bishop of Lewes and of Gloucester, lives in Somerset.

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Former Bishop of Gloucester admits sexual assaults

Peter Ball Credit: PA

A retired bishop who lives in Somerset has admitted sexually assaulting two young men during the 1980s and 1990s.

Peter Ball, former Bishop of Lewes and Bishop of Gloucester, pleaded guilty to two counts of indecent assault at the Old Bailey.

He also admitted misconduct in a public office between 1977 and 1992. He will be sentenced on October 7th.

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