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Ex-priest Laurence Soper guilty of sexually abusing boys

Laurence SoperImage copyright Metropolitan Police
Image caption Laurence Soper was found guilty of 19 counts of sexual assault against boys at St Benedict’s School in Ealing, where he taught

An ex-Roman Catholic priest has been found guilty of abusing boys at a London school during the 1970s and 80s.

Laurence Soper, 74, was extradited to face 19 charges of indecent and serious sexual assault against 10 former pupils at St Benedict’s School in Ealing, where he taught.

Soper fled to Kosovo with £182,000 from the Vatican bank in a bid to avoid prosecution for molesting boys.

An Old Bailey jury took 14 hours to find him guilty of all charges.

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