April 09, 2005

Priest sex charge dropped

Belfast Telegraph

09 April 2005
A priest accused of molesting a teenager walked free from court yesterday after the charge was dropped.

Fr Francis McAllister (50), curate of St Mary's on the Hill, Carnmoney, had faced a charge of indecently assaulting the 18-year-old man in his parochial house on an unspecified date between February 8-11 2003. However, prosecuting QC Paul Ramsey applied to Belfast Crown Court to have the single charge "left on the books", meaning that McAllister will not have to face a trial.

Posted by kshaw at April 9, 2005 08:17 AM