Wednesday 22 November 2017

Ex-priest faces sex abuse trial

A FORMER priest is to stand trial on 55 counts of indecent assault of 18 children at various locations in the State from the late 1960s until the early 1980s.

The defendant, who is in his seventies, was brought before Dublin District Court.

Judge Miriam Malone ordered the media not to name the accused or report the location of the alleged offences in case that would identify the complainants.

The former priest said "No" when he was arrested on 55 warrants yesterday at Dublin Airport, the court heard. He was remanded in custody to appear again at Cloverhill District Court on January 25.

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