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Sean Farrell cleared of abuse at Ampleforth College

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A teacher has been cleared of molesting a boy while working at Ampleforth College three decades ago.

Sean Farrell, 49, was accused of abusing the 12-year-old boy while giving music lessons in the 1980s.

He denied four counts of indecent assault and was cleared after a three-day trial at York Crown Court.

The jury was told the accuser broke his silence after being called to sit as a juror on a child abuse case at Sheffield Crown Court.

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Mr Farrell insisted he had never laid a finger on the boy and wept as the verdicts were announced.

Leaving court, Mr Farrell said: “I am hugely relieved that my innocence has been established.

“My family and I are looking forward to putting all this behind us.”


Source: BBC Yorkshire