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Knottfield: April sentencing date set for convicted abuser

Former ‘senior house parent’ was found guilty in December

A former ‘senior house parent’ at the Knottfield children’s home will be sentenced in April after being found guilty of abusing children in his care.  

85-year-old Joseph Henry Marshall was convicted of five offences from the 1970s – three of indecent assault and two of gross indecency – after standing trial in December. 

He appeared at Douglas Courthouse today (17 January) where it was determined sentencing will take place on 29 April.

Bail was granted until that date.

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