Catholic priest charged with historic sex offences against boys

A Catholic priest has been charged with four historic sexual offences against boys following an investigation by police safeguarding officers in Wakefield and Leeds.

Tuesday, 1st December 2020, 3:58 pm
Updated Tuesday, 1st December 2020, 4:02 pm

Father Patrick Smythe, aged 77, has been charged with four counts of indecent assault on four boys aged under 16 in Leeds and Skipton between 1979 and 1983.

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He is due to appear at Leeds Magistrates Court on Wednesday, December 16.

He is due to appear at Leeds Magistrates Court on Wednesday, December 16.