Former priest jailed for indecent assault

Andrew Folks Credit: ITV News Border

A former clergyman from the Lake District has been sentenced to eight months in prison for indecently assaulting a 15-year-old boy.

The offences date back to when 70-year-old Andrew Folks was a priest in Langdale.

At Carlisle Crown Court today he pleaded guilty to one charge of indecent assault against the boy and another of attempting to.

He has also been put on the sex offenders' register for ten years.

A spokesperson for the Diocese of Carlisle today said that thoughts and prayers were with the victim and his family.