Michael Cunnane (lay teacher) 

Sentence: three years suspended

In October 1999, retired teacher Michael Cunnane received a three-year suspended sentence after pleading guilty to 11 counts of indecently assaulting three boys between 1974 and 1981. In May 2001, the same teacher was back before the courts.

That time, he received another suspended three-year sentence after admitting further counts of indecent assaults against five boys.

The abuse occurred under the pretence of giving horseriding lessons