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Jail terms in high-profile child abuse case

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Jail terms in high-profile child abuse case

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Heavy jail terms have been handed down in a prominent child abuse trial in Portugal.

In a case that first came to light in the early 90s, well-known figures have been found guilty of abusing youngsters at a children’s home in Lisbon.

A driver has been jailed for 18 years after being accused of organising a paedophile ring involving children at the Casa Pia home.

A popular television presenter has been jailed for seven years, while a former diplomat has also been sent to prison for six years and eight months.

Three other men have also received jail terms, while a woman has been acquitted.