Disgraced Buxton priest jailed for 15 years

Francis Cullen

Francis Cullen

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A former priest has been jailed for 15 years for committing sex offences on children as young as six, including two girls in Buxton.

Francis Paul Cullen, who served at St Anne’s Catholic Church, on Terrace Road, between 1978 and 1987, pleaded guilty last month to 21 charges, which involve five boys and two girls in Mackworth, Buxton and Nottingham.

The 85-year-old, who had been on the run for 22 years since he skipped bail in 1991, was extradited from Tenerife in August.


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