Teacher monk faces indecency charges

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A monk faces five charges of indecency against boys at the £6,000-a-year Roman Catholic school where he was head teacher.

Brother Cyril, whose real name is John Dyer, will appear in court later this month to face four charges of indecent assault and one of gross indecency, all involving boys under 16. The charges follow an investigation at St John's College, in Southsea, Hampshire.

Two years ago, another former head at the school, Bro James Carragher, was jailed for seven years after admitting 12 charges of sexual and indecent assault involving nine boys in his care at a Humberside community home.

Bro Cyril, 48, a former pupil at St John's, which is run by the De La Salle brothers, had worked at the school for 11 years. He left his post as head teacher in the summer.