Two found guilty of care home sex abuse

Two former members of staff at an East Yorkshire approved school have been found guilty of 35 counts of sexual abuse of boys over two decades.

James Carragher, 75, the former principal of the now defunct St William's Children's Home in Market Weighton, was found guilty of 24 charges of sexual abuse by a jury at Leeds Crown Court. It is the third time he has been convicted of abusing boys in his care.

Anthony McCallen

Anthony McCallen, 69, who was former chaplain at the home, was found guilty on 11 counts of sexual abuse.

Carragher is a former member of the De La Salle Brotherhood. The group released the following statement.

The Diocese of Middlesbrough, which owned the home, released the following statement:

Both men will be sentenced in the new year.