April 29, 2005

Priest sentenced over sex abuse

BBC News

A priest who admitted sexually abusing a young boy scout has been given an 18 month suspended sentence.

Father Daniel Curran pleaded guilty at Downpatrick Crown Court to indecently assaulting the boy on two occasions between 14 June 1986 and 15 June 1989.

At the time, Curran was a priest at Saint Paul's parish in Belfast and chaplain to a scout troop.

Curran has already served seven years in jail for abusing nine other boys in the 1990s.

Passing the sentence, which was suspended for two years, the judge said Curran had already been given a "severe punishment" at the time.

Posted by kshaw at April 29, 2005 07:29 AM