Andrew "Andrzej" Baron
2020-08-01 17:01:54 UTC
n 1995 Fr Bernard Green, then a housemaster at Ampleforth College, was arrested after indecently
assaulting a sleeping boy in one of the school's dormitories. He received two years' probation
for an incident which was said to have "petrified" the boy concerned.
In 2005, Fr Piers Grant-Ferris admitted 20 incidents between 1966 and 1975 including beating boys
bare-handed on the buttocks, and taking temperatures rectally. The Yorkshire Post reported in 2005
that former Abbot Basil Hume did not call in police when the initial incident came to light in
1975, but removed Father Grant-Ferris. Several other incidents came to light in 2003, when the
abbey hired a psychologist to conduct risk assessments on staff.