85-year-old Francis Paul Cullen, a former Catholic priest, today admitted sexually assaulting seven children, including altar boys, after spending more than 20 years on the run in Spain.
He was extradited back to the UK last year.
He pleaded guilty to 21 charges at Derby Crown Court committed between 1957 and 1991 in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. The offences related to children aged between six and 16.
He was told a "very substantial" prison sentence was likely.
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