UK priest molested SA boy

Johannesburg - A United Kingdom court has convicted an Anglican priest of molesting a South African boy in 1957, the Sunday Times reported.

The indecent assault charge was one of nine to which Leslie Carter, 84, pleaded guilty in the Harrow Crown Court in London.

He would be sentenced on Wednesday, the newspaper reported.

According to the Sunday Times, the 66-year-old Cape Town man, who is now a successful medical professional, contacted Scotland Yard in 2004 to check if Carter was working in the UK and if other victims had come forward.

He was molested by Carter as a 12-year-old while on a holiday to England with two other boys. His parents agreed to the trip after Carter, who was the chaplain at St George's Grammar School at the time, gained their trust.

Carter left the Cape Town school in 1962 when he returned to the UK to become chaplain at the Quainton Hall Preparatory School in Harrow.

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