April 29, 2005

Priest jailed in abuse case


A paedophile priest who plied a young boy scout with alcohol, before sexually abusing him, has been jailed for 18 months suspended for two years.

Father Daniel Curran, admitted indencently assaulting the boy on two occasions between June 1986 and June 1989.

The priest, who is 65 and lives with his elderly parents in Newcastle, has already served a seven-year jail sentence for indecently assaulting nine other boys in the 1990s.

Downpatrick Crown Court, sitting in Enniskillen, heard the boy was aged between eleven and 13 at the time of the offence.

Posted by kshaw at April 29, 2005 08:10 AM