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Ex-vicar jailed for sex abuse after victim with motor neurone disease makes legal history

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SEXUAL ABUSE – An ex-vicar has been sentenced to jail for sexual abuse of a choirboy after a disabled victim gave evidence using eye-tracking technology for the first time in British legal history.

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Victim Michael Kelsick presented evidence to the court from a hospice by blinking when asked questions.

Sadly, Michael died of motor neurone disease in a hospice before hearing his 78-year-old abuser had been found guilty.

Cyril Rowe was sentenced to four years at Bournemouth Crown Court after being convicted of three counts of indecent assault at a Tower Hamlets church in the late 1970s. MOre Details click here

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